UXO toll at 10 deaths, 30 injuries in 6 months


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(The Phnom Penh Post) In the first six months of 2022, there were nearly 30 explosive ordnance accidents causing 10 deaths and 30 injuries, an increase of over 20 per cent compared to the same period in 2021, which had 22 such accidents.

According to the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) June 2022 Explosive Ordnance Accident Report, obtained by The Post on July 19, from January to June there were 27 explosive ordnance accidents – an increase of 23% compared to the same period in 2021.

Of the 27 accidents, there were 15 that involved landmines and 12 that involved other explosive remnants of war (ERW) such as undetonated bombs.


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Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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