Landmine seriously injures plantation worker

May 5, 2020

HURFOM: In the early afternoon of May 4, a 37-year-old plantation worker stepped on a landmine. The blast took his right foot.

The victim is a resident of Ham Gam village. He stepped on the landmine on his way home from the plantation, according to the Village Administrator.

We sent the victim to the Ye Township General Hospital at about 3 pm,” said U Tin San, the Village Administrator.

The victim is married with no children.

Since late 2018, there have been at least 10 landmine explosions resulting in fatalities and serious injuries in Yebyu Township. Half of the incidents have taken place in the Kyaung Shar Kwin area.

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