Another Aerial Bomb Found in the Mekong River in Cambodia


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(PrensaLatina) CMAC Director General Heng Ratana reported the discovery of an MK-82 aerial bomb in the Mekong River on April 12. Since the year's beginning, the EOD team has located and safely disposed of five MK-82 bombs and one M117 aerial bomb in various provinces. Ratana highlighted the devastating impact of historical U.S. bombing missions, resulting in over four million tonnes of aerial bombs and 27 million cluster bombs across Cambodia.

The country remains heavily affected by landmines and unexploded ordnance from past conflicts, with an estimated 4 to 6 million still posing a threat. Landmine and UXO incidents have claimed nearly 20,000 lives and injured or amputated over 45,000 individuals from 1979 to 2023.

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Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2024

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