The Invisible Killer Haunting Laos 50 Years after the Vietnam War


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(Telegraph) Laos – At first glance, the scene is unremarkable: women in wide-brimmed hats are dotted across a rice paddy field nestled in the Laotian mountains, toiling under the relentless sun.

But instead of sickles, the women are carrying heavy metal detectors. Their buckets aren’t full of the staple crop, but scraps long buried in the ground. And at the edge of the plot, an ominous sign with red skulls screams “DANGER”.

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Published: Friday, December 1, 2023

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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