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DDAS, 1995, Cambodia, excavation, IED
The mined area was laid by the District Police and Militia to protect a dyke from attack. The reconnaissance team warned of booby trapped 60mm mortars and B40 RPGs. At 13:45 on the day of the accident Victim No.1 located a device similar to one that had been found two hours before. He called his Section Commander to identify it. The Section Commander, Victim No.2, arrived and stood to his right behind him. The Section Commander removed his safety spectacles to wipe sweat from his eyes and get a better view. Victim No.1 began to probe again and Victim No.2 told him to stop. As he put the tool down, the device exploded. Both victims fell back into a cleared area.