December 15, 2016

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Two women injured by a landmine in Kachin State

An injured woman undergoing treatment in Monyin Township hospital.
An injured woman undergoing treatment in Monyin Township hospital.

TWO women were injured when a landmine exploded in Kachin State on Monday after one of the women stepped on it while walking through the jungle.
Daw Yu Yu Cho, 37, and Daw San Oo, 48, accompanied by Ko Maung Gyi, walked into the jungle east of Htandabin village, Monyin Township, to pluck vegetables. One of the two women stepped on the mine, and both sustained injuries. Ko Maung Gyi, who was uninjured, went back to the village to report the news.
The Myittamon Social Association in Monyin rushed the women to hospital.
On Tuesday, Brigadier Thet Lwin, the commander of the local artillery headquarters, presented K50,000 to each of the injured women, and other local authorities and an ethnic organisations also provided cash assistance.
During and deaths caused by landmines are on the rise in Kachin State. Victims are often civilians searching for jade, gold, timber or
vegetables.

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