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Publication Date

7-8-1997

Keywords

DDAS, 1997, Angola, missed mine

Abstract

The investigators visited the site on 9/10th July. They found that the accident occurred in a minefield laid by government troops in 1991/2. The mines were irregularly spaced in 3km long lanes. PPM-2 and POMZ-2 mines were found (largely) in different parts of the field. There was "scrub" about a metre high where the accident occurred and the ground was "hard clay with some organic mix" which allowed the use of detectors. Two parallel lines of PPM-2 mines had been found with an "exploratory base line". Further lanes were being cut to confirm the direction of the mine-lines. The accident occurred in a lane that was beside another in which the location of found mines had been marked with sticks after their removal. On the other side of the accident lane, mines

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