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CMAC removes UXO shells in Sihanoukville

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A Cambodia Mine Action Centre (CMAC) team on Sunday searched for and inspected 32 unexploded ordnances (UXO) of 60mm and 105mm shells near a commune petrol station in Sihanoukville after local authorities discovered them on Saturday. SUPPLIED

CMAC removes UXO shells in Sihanoukville

A Cambodia Mine Action Centre (CMAC) team on Sunday searched for and inspected 32 unexploded ordinances (UXO) of 60mm and 105mm shells near a commune gas station in Sihanoukville after local authorities discovered the find on Saturday. They suspect more UXO are buried there.

Provincial police deputy chief Sang Hort said on Sunday that engineers were bulldozing the land to build a road and sewage system in the commune and found the UXO, but none of it exploded.

Local authorities and residents said the site was a former recycling warehouse. Other buried explosive devices, such as artillery has been found nearby.

“After getting the information, police went there and temporarily cordoned off the area before requesting experts from CMAC to inspect the site. We suspect that other UXO must be buried there,” he said.

Last year, he said, CMAC’s experts searched and found over 50 60mm and 105mm shells about 100 metres from the gas station.

CMAC deputy director-general Oum Phomro said a group of experts from the organisation had travelled to the location and are examining the find.

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