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DDAS, 1997, Mozambique, missed mine, PMD-6, AP


The team began work at 05:45. One dog was found unfit for work and returned to kennels (a tick bite in the eye was the cause). The other dog passed the routine 10 minute pre-work test and started work at around 06:30. Work continued (with two rests) until 09:00 when the dog was given another routine test. The victim entered the cleared area to complete his survey report and at 09:05 and stepped on a mine. He was evacuated to hospital in Maputo and arrived at 10:24. His injuries were severe trauma to left leg resulting in below knee amputation and the removal of one testicle. The mine was in sandy soil and the depth of the crater was used to infer the depth of the mine, which was judged to be at 40-45cm.



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