At least three deminers from the Cambodia Self-Help Demining (CSHD) were killed and another sustained severe injuries when an anti-tank mine exploded in Morokot commune’s Sen Techas village of Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district on January 10.

According to the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), the incident took place shortly before lunchtime while the victims – all of them members of the CSHD explosive ordnance disposal unit – were carrying out their duties at the request of local residents.

CMAA said the surviving victim was receiving intensive care at the hospital.

“CMAA expresses condolences to the families of the victims and prays for the souls of the victims to rest in peace. We hope the injured deminer makes a speedy and full recovery soon,” CMAA said in its Facebook post.