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Man loses leg after landmine explosion

Man loses leg after landmine explosion

A 30-year-old Kampong Speu man had his leg amputated after stepping on a landmine Wednesday in Oral district.

Trapaing Chor commune police chief Hong Thy said Hun Chansaren was walking through a nearby forest to chop wood when he stepped on the mine.

He was in the company of several villagers, though only Chansaren was injured.

“It is a first time that a resident has been injured by a mine explosion in my commune... I told villagers to be careful after the accident occurred,” said Thy.

Mine injuries dropped slightly in the past year from 135 victims to 118, though 43 people were killed in both 2011 and 2012.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kim Yuthana at [email protected]

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