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DDAS, 2010, Afghanistan, missed mine, PMN-2, AP
It was 07:10 AM on 14 July 2010 while an anti-vehicle mine exploded under the back tyre of [Demining group] MDU-04 FEL machine during the ground processing operation. Fortunately no casualty is involved in this incident; only one tyre and a wheel were destroyed by the explosion. The main objective of MDU support to [Other demining group] DT was the possibility of deeper mines due to extra soil and gravel brought by seasonal floods in the site. Therefore, the depth of mines should have been expected more than default. This was the main issue which had not been considered by the team command group and MDU operator. So, the team was failed to consider required depth during the ground processing operation. The bucket was used shallow in the ground, but the command group did not pay attention to it. The operator was also careless and ignored that the MDU was planned to this task because of possibility of deeper mines there.