Kingdom sees spike in landmine casualties


The country reported 40 landmine and explosive remnant of war (ERW) casualties in the first half of 2022, up 54% compared with 26 over the same period last year, said an official report released.

During the January-June period this year, 10 people were killed, 23 injured and seven amputated, said the report by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authorities.

According to the report yesterday, from 1979 to June this year, landmine and ERW explosions had claimed 19,818 lives and injured 45,186 others.

Cambodia is one of the countries worst affected by mines and ERWs.

An estimated four to six million landmines and other munitions have been left over from three decades of war and internal conflicts that ended in 1998.

According to Yale University, between 1965 and 1973, the United States dropped some 230,516 bombs on 113,716 sites in Cambodia. — Xinhua

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Aseanplus News

AI-generated anime selfies propel beauty app to top in Japan
Brunei records one Covid-19 fatality, two cases in Category 5
Indonesia to allow former politicians to head central bank: sources
Formaldehyde found in food at 10 restaurants after 25 tonnes of meat seized
Dyson’s headphones-cum-personal air purifier to hit stores in China from January, S’pore in March
South Koreans set to become younger as traditional way of counting age scrapped
Indonesian court clears ex-soldier of all charges in Papua rights abuse trial
Extreme high tides forecast until Dec 11
Elderly farmers set up charity health clinic in Can Tho
Cops seize over RM13mil worth of syabu, arrest four men in Putrajaya

Others Also Read