Esplode una mina, un ordigno di medie dimensioni utilizzato come mina. La detonazione uccide un civile ferendo gravemente altre 3 persone soccorse e trasportate presso l’ospedale di Lashio, altri quattro feriti con lesioni meno gravi sono trasportati all’ospedale di Manton. I residenti chiedono Pace e bonifiche.
In June, one man was killed by a landmine in Namkham township.
Shan State locals are demanding the government clear landmines from conflict areas surrounding villages in the northern part of the state.
The Kachin Ethnic Network sent a letter in February requesting that the military and armed ethnic groups clear the landmines.
European governments are supporting demining projects but established demining organisations have not been able to start work in Myanmar, despite the signing of last year’s ceasefire agreement.
“For demining, we need permissions,” EU ambassador Roland Kobia told The Myanmar Times in May. “We have not had that chance so far.