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Landmines kill 27 Cambodians, injuring 92 others in 7 months

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) — Cambodia on Friday reported 119 landmine casualties in the first seven months of this year.

Of the casualties, 27 people were killed and other 92 were injured, according to the report from the Cambodian Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Victim Information System.

The report showed that the casualties represented the decrease of 36 percent compared with the same period last year of 186 casualties reported.

It recorded that 74 percent of the victims were men, 19 percent were boys, and 7 percent were women and girls.

Since 1979 to July 2011, landmines had killed 19,603 people and injured 44,322 others.

Cambodia is one of the worst countries suffered from mines in the world as the results of nearly three decades of war and internal conflict from the mid 1960s until the end of 1998.

Cambodia’s five most mine-laid provinces are Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey, Pailin and Preah Vihear.

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