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DDAS, 1977, Zimbabwe, missed mine, AP


The victim worked as a medic attached to the Engineer Corps. At the scene of the accident there was a store of mines and ordnance for defence of the Zimbabwe border. Enemy troops had taken some of the mines and laid them on the Zimbabwean side. A soldier stepped on a mine and the victim went to the site and treated the casualty. As he and three others were lifting the casualty onto a stretcher, a second mine exploded. The victim believed the mine was beneath the casualty. He was not able to identify the mine as other than an anti-personnel mine. (The soldier injured in the first explosion lost his leg above the knee and lacerations to his right arm. He also received blast injuries to his back in the second explosion.)



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