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DDAS, 2007, Afghanistan, missed mine, AP


After the routine break at 1140 – 1150 hrs, the deminer was advised by his Section Leader (SL) to mark his lane clearly so that the SL could conduct his own QC checks. Just prior to the detonation the deminer was observed by the SL and another deminer to be preparing paint for the painting of rocks (for the next week). At 1155 the deminer stepped onto an anti-personnel mine with his left foot while in the squatting position. The deminer then rolled down the steep slope to his final resting place in a previously cleared area. On the way down the slope the deminer lost his helmet and woollen hat and sustained some facial injuries.



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