Thousands of Pieces of Unexploded Ordnance Found Buried at Cambodian School


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(Los Angeles Times) The ordnance was found at the school in the northeastern province of Kratie after de-miners were invited to search for buried land mines on the campus before a new building was constructed, said Chheang Heng, the provincial deputy chief for education. More than 1,000 students study at Queen Kossamak high school.

The site was an ammunition warehouse during the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s before being turned into a school, and all of the ordnance was thought to have been removed, Chheang Heng said.

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Published: Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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