Posts tagged “UXO survivors”

Asia News Network: A Lao boy killed, five injured by unexploded ordnance

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 […]

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IRIN: LAOS: UXO casualties down but challenges remain

Posted: Jul 7, 2011

VIENTIANE, 6 July 2011 (IRIN) – The number of people involved in unexploded ordnance (UXO) accidents in Laos, the world’s most cluster-bombed country, has dropped from an average of 300 a year to 117 in the past two years, according to government statistics. However, the National Regulatory Authority for UXO/Mine Action (NRA) estimates more than […]

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Vientiane Times: “Young girl killed, sister injured in cluster bomb tragedy”

Posted: Nov 12, 2010

A 10-year-old girl was killed and her sister injured on Wednesday by a cluster bomb that exploded in Thasala village, Khamkeuth district, Borikhamxay province.

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AFP: “Mangled arms, legs legacy of cluster bombs in Laos”

Posted: Nov 8, 2010

Novalee bounces up and down on his new artificial leg. “Comfortable. Comfortable,” he says, smiling. A cluster bomb blew off his real limb below the knee, leaving Novalee, 38, among the estimated tens of thousands of civilians around the world who have been killed or wounded by the weapons.

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