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Over 150 UXOs found in Pursat province

More than 150 unexploded ordnances have been found by villagers in a farm located in the Pursat province’s Kropeur Pi commune. They were safely destroyed by HALO Trust organisation. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50734638/over-150-uxos-found-in-pursat-province/

Germany pledges further $3.8M for mine clearance

Germany has committed to providing another €3.5 million ($3,841,000) over the next two years to the Halo Trust for landmine clearance in Cambodia in a bid to help the Kingdom reach its landmine-free goal in 2025. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/germany-pledges-further-38m-mine-clearance

Hundreds of UXO discovered in Pursat

Over 500 pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO), including bullets and a 100mm mortar shell, have been found and collected in Pursat province’s Bakan district. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hundreds-uxo-discovered-pursat

More bombs unearthed at Pursat school

Pursat provincial authorities and the Cambodian Mine Action Centre yesterday discovered 160 more unexploded bombs at Kngan Secondary School in Kandieng district. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/113858/more-bombs-unearthed-at-pursat-school/

More than 140 unexploded mortar rounds found at Pursat school

A farmer preparing a plot of land for a vegetable garden found a cache of unexploded 60mm mortar rounds from the 1970s on the campus of a secondary school in Pursat province’s Kandieng district over the weekend. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-140-unexploded-mortar-rounds-found-pursat-school

Record low deaths from landmines

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn said yesterday that casualties from landmines plummeted to a record low last year, while praising the ongoing work of Cambodian soldiers who take their demining skills abroad.​ ...

Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/record-low-deaths-landmines

Pursat demining death caused by use of incorrect equipment

A deminer killed in Pursat province late last month was using the “wrong tool” while clearing an area of land in the infamous K-5 minefield when he detonated an anti-personnel landmine, according to a preliminary investigation by HALO Trust, the NGO for which he worked. ...

Peter Ford
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/pursat-demining-death-caused-by-use-of-incorrect-equipment-112460/

Demining group finds, destroys mortar shells

Fourteen unexploded mortar shells have been extracted from the outskirts of a village in Oddar Meanchey province and destroyed, demining group Halo Trust said yesterday. ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/demining-group-finds-destroys-mortar-shells

UK charity workers brave dangers to clear Cambodia of landmines

Forty years after the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge swept to power in Cambodia, British charity workers are leading the effort to clear the landmines that are still the scourge of the country.Cambodia is one of the most densely landmined countries in the world ...

Press Association News Staff
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3375061/UK-charity-workers-brave-dangers-clear-Cambodia-landmines.html

UXO injuries, deaths up in ’14

Landmine casualties more than doubled in the first eight months of this year compared to the same period in 2013, according to officials, who are pointing to the wider use of industrial agricultural equipment – such as tractors – as the reason for the uptick ...

Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uxo-injuries-deaths-14

Two deminers killed in mine explosion in northwestern Cambodia

Two Cambodian deminers were killed on Saturday after an anti-tank mine exploded during a mine clearance operation in a former battlefield in Cambodia’s northwestern Battambang province, a local police officer said Sunday. The accident took place in Battambang province’s remote Samlot district when the two victims ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-05/11/c_133325669.htm

Schoolkids find mine under tree

Primary school students playing outside their school in Oddar Meanchey province discovered an exposed landmine in the school yard on Wednesday. Students at Hun Sen Anlong Veng Primary School found the mine poking out of the ground “like a custard apple” while they were playing near ...

Kim Sarom
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/schoolkids-find-mine-under-tree

Unexploded mines found

Seven unexploded landmines were discovered last week by construction workers building a highway through Banteay Meanchey province, police said yesterday. The mines, which include an anti-tank mine and six Russian-made devices, were found buried in Thma Puok district, Banteay Chhmar commune, after heavy rains helped expose ...

Lieng Sarith
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unexploded-mines-found

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