A Lurking Threat: Landmines Await Lay Kay Kaw Returnees


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(Frontier Myanmar) Cleaner Naw Thuzar Htay* was sweeping the yard in front of a client’s house in Kayin State when she tossed a bag of rubbish over a brick wall. On landing, the bag triggered a huge explosion that knocked her unconscious.

Though the wall shielded most of Thuzar Htay’s body, the explosion broke her lower jaw, knocked out almost all of her front teeth and she lost hearing in her right ear.

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Published: Saturday, August 5, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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