Unexploded Ordnance Kills Five in Cambodia


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(BorneoBulletin) Two explosions caused by leftover ordnance in Cambodia resulted in five deaths and two injuries. Cambodia's countryside remains littered with an estimated four to six million landmines and unexploded munitions from nearly three decades of warfare ending in 1998. In Mondulkiri province, a family collecting resin was tragically killed by a grenade explosion from a handheld B-41 rocket launcher believed to be from the 1980s.

A six-year-old girl and her mother were among the injured. Additionally, a 47-year-old construction sand dealer in Sihanoukville died when a 105-mm artillery shell exploded. The incidents highlight the ongoing danger posed by leftover war remnants in Cambodia.

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Published: Thursday, April 25, 2024

Last Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2024

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