Crossing Cambodia

Friday, July 07, 2006

From the press: Upcountry transport and Khmer Rouge anti-tank mines

From the Cambodian Daily, Wednesday, July 5, 2006:

2 Killed When Their Car Hits Mine on Rural Road
Two villagers were killed and a third seriously injured when their Toyota Camry was destroyed by an anti-tank mine in Oddar Meanchey province’s Samarong district last week, police said on Monday. The explosion on June 29 in Koun Krial commune pushed the civilian casualty rate in the district to 25 (in 2006) killed from war-era anti tank mines in the last nine months. Samarong district Govenor Bou Sokhorn said the dead and injured men were traveling on a small rural road to visit farmland that had been abandoned during years of fighting in the border region. ……
…… in November, 13 people, most from the same family, were killed by an anti tank mine in neighbouring Trapaing Prasat district while traveling on a well-used rural track. (Saing Soenthrith)
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