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One injured in Banteay Meanchey UXO blast

One injured in Banteay Meanchey UXO blast

A landmine exploded in Banteay Meanchey province,  critically injuring a 29-year-old man who was looking for bamboo shoots in Boeung Tasrey village of Thma Pouk district’s Kouk Romiet commune on Monday. Seam Hak, provincial deputy manager for Cambodia Mine Action Centre’s demining Unit 1, said yesterday Chhun Meng had been walking near a lake when he stepped on the UXO. It seriously injured his right leg and left hand, and he was later sent to hospital. He added that it was the first UXO explosion this month in the province.

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