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DDAS, 2008, Afghanistan, missed mine, AP


The BOI team believes this detonation may have occurred as a result of the deminer having leant forward from a safe point and thrown a marking stone down onto the ground. His aim may have been off and he may have inadvertently thrown the stone onto a mine that had not previously been found in the lane. The mine has detonated, propelling the marking stone and other stones back at him with the marking stone striking him in the chest and the remaining stones having caused the injuries around the forehead and eyes. Unfortunately these injuries have resulted in his death at the scene before he could receive any medical treatment for his injuries.



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