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Indian looses leg in Myanmar landmine blast


PTI azl
Updated: 11-03-2019 20:55 IST
Indian looses leg in Myanmar landmine blast

A 36-year-old man belonging to the Chakma community was severely injured Monday after he wandered into Myanmar and stepped on a landmine, official sources in south Mizoram's Lawngtlai district said. The incident occurred at a jungle in the neighbouring country near the Indo-Myanmar border's boundary pillar number two, the sources said.

The man along with two others, all residents of Bangdukbanga village, wandered into Myanmar while looking for food. He was severely injured when a landmine exploded after he accidentally stepped on it, the sources said, adding, the 36-year-old man lost his right leg in the blast.

The two others accompanying him escaped unhurt, the sources said. The injured, identified as Berona, was taken to the Assam Rifles camp at Parva village, they said.

Efforts were on to take Berona to Lawngtlai district hospital in a helicopter, they added..


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