Landmine Accidents Kill 25, Injure 89 Cambodians In Seven Months

BERNAMA -
September 04, 2012
Landmine Accidents Kill 25, Injure 89 Cambodians In Seven Months

PHNOM PENH, (Cambodia) Sept 4 (Bernama) -- Some 89 Cambodians were injured and another 25 killed in landmine accidents in the first seven months of the year.

The Cambodian Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Victim Information System said the number of casualties and victims injured or amputated show a decrease of 7 percent and 3 percent respectively over the same period last year.

Xinhua news agency revealed about 61 percent of the victims were men, 31 percent boys and 8 percent were women and girls.

Cambodia is one of the world's worst countries affected by mines as the result of almost three decades of war and internal conflicts from the mid-1960s to 1998.

Landmines have killed 19,644 people and injured 44,487 others since 1979.
Source http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v6/newsworld.php?id=691875

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