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Citizens in BiH knowingly enter Minefields for Hunting or Deforestation


 

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(Sarajevo TimesThe remaining unexploded ordnance (UXO) from the past war is still a danger in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), which is why citizens are being urged to be extra careful. According to official data, 621 people died from mines in our country in 25 years, while 1.151 were seriously or lightly injured.

With the arrival of better days, a longer stay of citizens in nature followed, which led to an increase in reports of UXO. Therefore, the authorities call citizens for increased caution, pointing out the importance of respecting the warnings.

3% of the Tuzla Canton (TC) area has mines

TC is known as one of the areas where minefields are particularly present, and approximately 80 million square meters of land that are currently under UXO have been officially recorded. This represents 3% of the total area of this region of our country.

According to the data available to the administration, since the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement, more than 200 mine accidents have occurred in all municipalities and cities of TC, in which 122 people died and 136 were seriously and lightly injured.

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Published: Monday, May 2, 2022

Last Updated: Monday, May 2, 2022

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