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    Land mine blows off man's foot in Phrae

    PHRAE: A man lost his right foot when he stepped on a land mine while cutting bamboo in a forest in Den Chai district on Monday morning.


    Pol Lt Col Soranakom Kukkong, of Den Chai police station, said the incident occurred at about 8am in a community forest near Ban Huay Kut in tambon Den Chai.


    A medical team from Den Chai Hospital and bomb disposal police were dispatched to the scene to investigate.

    Yossakorn Chuchart, 21, told police that he and his father, Tawatchai, 43, went into the forest to cut bamboo stems to make chopsticks.

    He was working about 200 metres away from his father when he suddenly heard a loud explosion, Mr Yossakorn said. On reaching his father, he found his right foot was severed at the ankle.

    Mr Tawatchai was rushed to Den Chai Hospital.


    Puthiseth Suthamsupacharoen, the headman of Ban Huay Kut, said most of the villagers in the village make their living from forest products, including making chopsticks from bamboo.


    There were two similar mine explosions in the past, but the villagers were not hurt. This was the most serious incident to date, he said.


    Members of the bomb disposal team collected evidence to determine the type of mine and investigate the reason it was planted there, and by whom.

    Land mine blows off man's foot in Phrae

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Members of the bomb disposal team collected evidence to determine the type of mine and investigate the reason it was planted there, and by whom.
    Not looking for more then? And not a pig trap?
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    Why would landmines be planted around Phrae province.? Guarding military installations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Why would landmines be planted around Phrae province.?
    I'd imagine to deter illegal logging. Down at the border crossing near Chong Chom there are signs on the grass verges, adjacent to woodland, warning of land mines. It could also be just a deterrent to stop people avoiding the border crossing?

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    This wretched country simply gets worse by the fucking day.

    Fucking landmines in a civilian area far away from any disputed border area where conflict may have raged and it scarcely raises a fucking eyebrow.

    They should stick that in their vapid and utterly vacuous TAT PR literature........" Hike along our beautiful tropical forested paths amidst bountiful nature with its glorious fauna and fauna, and get your fucking foot blown off!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    This wretched country simply gets worse by the fucking day.
    Fucking landmines
    Just recently in the news, but not in Thailand. Wondering where it was renewing the good old technique?

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    ^Crimea?

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    ^You should read more MSM to be updated...

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    That pig Trump wants the use of landmines removed from the list of banned weapons.

    I think he wants to cripple a generation of Mexicans et al.

    America was always a bit reticent on the landmine ban since it included the use of claymores which, reasonably, they argued were not indiscriminate in the sense buried ordnance was but were a defensive weapon deployed against an immediate physical threat and were removed from the battlefield when that threat diminished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Just recently in the news, but not in Thailand. Wondering where it was renewing the good old technique?
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ^Crimea?
    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    ^You should read more MSM to be updated...
    So, that'a a 'no' from you then

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Why would landmines be planted around Phrae province.? Guarding military installations?
    The 12th Cavalry Squadron are based there, but the place is in the middle of fucking nowhere. A decent fence would do the job FFS.

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    Poor bloke. Didn't stand a Phrae.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    ^You should read more MSM to be updated...
    Why the land mine, a persistent killer of civilians, is coming back under Trump

    Feb. 2, 2020 at 4:36 a.m. GMT+7

    In the last hours of the 1991 Persian Gulf War, U.S. forces encountered a problem of the Pentagon’s making: They had surged toward Iraqi positions so quickly that they were encountering their own land mines dropped from friendly aircraft.

    “Due to rapid Allied advance, activated Gator minefields could be encountered,” read an Army advisory on Feb. 28, referring to anti-personnel and antitank mines. “Extreme caution must be exercised in moving/maneuvering through areas where air strikes have been conducted.”

    Since then, most of the world — the United States being an exception — has banned the production and use of land mines because of their threat to civilians long after wars end.

    So the Trump administration’s decision this week to expand the use of land mines has baffled and angered humans rights and arms control groups, which say the decision further imperils anyone who may encounter the weapons.

    Trump administration reverses Obama-era restrictions on land mines
    “It’s incredibly troubling we’re having such a step back in acceptable international norms,” Rachel Stohl, an arms control expert at the Stimson Center, a nonpartisan policy research center, told The Washington Post on Saturday. “This is one of the most inhumane weapons that we know of.”

    “It’s a potential humanitarian catastrophe” to use them again, she added.

    In 2018, nearly 20 civilians were killed or injured every day by land mines and other unexploded ordnance remnants, such as cluster munitions, according to the International Coalition to Ban Landmines. That is almost certainly a conservative number. Children represented 40 percent of the casualties, the group reported.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...d-mines-trump/

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    What next- are the Chinese gonna resort to biological warfare? Whoops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Children represented 40 percent of the casualties, the group reported.
    Shame children are subjected to such.
    Crimean kids learn how to defuse landmines

    Liveleak.com - Crimean kids learn how to defuse landmines

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    The 1999 Ottawa Convention prohibits the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel landmines. While backed by most countries, the treaty has not been endorsed by the United States, Russia, China and India.

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    ^^ Who can blame them, when you've got an embittered, begrudging US as your sworn enemy, and an impoverished, frustrated, falling apart at the seams Ukraine on your doorstep. It's called Civil Defence, and seems to me a whole lot more sensible than digging a nuclear bomb shelter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    ^^ Who can blame them, when you've got an embittered, begrudging US as your sworn enemy, and an impoverished, frustrated, falling apart at the seams Ukraine on your doorstep. It's called Civil Defence, and seems to me a whole lot more sensible than digging a nuclear bomb shelter.
    Aaaaah. So Russian landmines are America's fault.

    Fucking hell, stepping in for HoHo or what?


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    It's all Nth Koreas fault. Ya see, the yanks earnestly assured us when they refused to ban or even alter those horrible weapons of torture that they really needed them to stop nth korea invading the south. So the russki's and chinks just followed suit. And the Kims got The bomb.

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