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DDAS, 2018, China, handling, PMN, Type 58
The report of this accident is compiled from press reports, edited for anonymity. Text in square brackets [ ] is editorial.
In a land mine clearance operation along the China-Vietnam boarder in Yunnan Province, Southwest China on October 11, [the Victim] chose to handle the complex situation by himself after asking his partner to step back. The explosion took [the Victim]'s both hands and eyes.
The Victim was defusing a mine when the accident occurred. Although no particular mine is mentioned, a Chinese Type 58 anti-personnel blast mine is inferred because it is shown in photographs and a fragmentation mine would have been likely to have inflicted far worse injuries.