Bangladeshi ‘About to Lose’ Leg After ‘Landmine Blast’ at Border


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(The Financial Express) After his left leg was badly injured in a blast of what he said was a landmine along the border with Myanmar in Bandarban’s Naikkyangchhari, Onyo Thoai Tanchangya was admitted to Chattogram Medical College Hospital. Now the thought of a possible amputation has overshadowed the pain, reports.

The family are staring at a bleak future as the 22-year-old man is their sole breadwinner. He has been earning money as a day labourer to buy food for his mother, younger brother, and sister.

"We don’t know what’ll happen to us if the condition of his leg gets worse," said his mother, Yangme Tanchangya, a widow, as the doctors were preparing for surgery.

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Published: Monday, September 19, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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