Posted: Sep 5, 2013
News Desk Vientiane Times Publication Date: 29-08-2013 A 13-year-old boy was killed and five other boys were injured in Luang Prabang province last weekend after a cluster bomb exploded while they were trying to cut it open with a knife. The tragic incident occurred in Huaykhae village, Chomphet district, after the boys started cutting up […]
Posted: Mar 20, 2007
On a visit to Laos in February 2005, I went to visit the Luang Prabang office of UXO Lao, an organization run by the Lao government that administers clearance of unexploded ordnances in Laos. Prior to visiting the office, I knew about the history of the secret bombings conducted by the U.S. during the Vietnam War era. I was particularly disturbed when I learned that the country of my birth is the most heavily bombed country in the history of the world. Yet, most people are not aware of this history. I wanted to see firsthand the reality surrounding these unexploded ordnances and meet those who work daily to decontaminate the land in their working environment.