Despite strides made in clearance, remnants of war, including mines, continue to pose a risk to locals.
A recent incident underscored this ongoing threat when an anti-tank mine exploded on July 14 in Banteay Meanchey province.
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) reported the incident on the same day. It occurred in Banteay village, O’Beichoan commune of the O’Chrou district.
According to the report, a road roller, employed for road construction in the village, inadvertently rolled over an anti-tank mine, triggering its detonation.
The explosion severely wounded the driver, identified as 68-year-old Sok Hing.
Following the incident, the injured driver was rushed to the Cambodia-Japan Mongkul Borei Friendship hospital.
"This is a war legacy that frequently endangers our citizens. We urge everyone to stay vigilant and report any discovery of landmines or unexploded war remnants to the CMAC," the organisation stated on its social media platform.