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Mines unearthed after heavy rain

Khuon Narim / Khmer Times Share:
The mines were found by a farmer as he cleared his land. Supplied

A farmer in Battambang province’s Samlot district on Saturday discovered 17 unexploded K58 anti-personnel mines on his land.

Samlot district governor In Saorith said the man made the find as he was clearing his farmland.  “The mines came to the surface after heavy rain the night before,” Mr Saorith said. He added that Samlot district was previously the centre of heavy fighting with Khmer Rouge troops, so there are many unexploded mines in the area.

CMAC officials have been notified of the find. Supplied

“It was lucky that no one was hurt,” he said.

Local police have reported the case to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre for assistance with removing the explosives.

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