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Mine blast kills tractor driver, destroys vehicle

Mine blast kills tractor driver, destroys vehicle

A 37-year-old man from Battambang province’s Sampov Loun district was killed when his tractor detonated an anti-tank mine on Tuesday. Sim Sin, of O’Kondorl village in Santepheap commune, was harvesting a rice paddy in when his tractor ran over the mine. He died immediately, said deputy district police chief Kieng Sothy. “We believe his tractor ran over two mines laid on top of each other because the tractor was completely destroyed,” Kieng Sothy said yesterday. “This place used to be a battlefield between the government and the Khmer Rouge and it has not yet been de-mined.”

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