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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 16:26

Landmine Action removed and detonated an anti-personnel near Yei Civil Hospital on Wednesday. The mine was discovered on Tuesday by civilians and reported it to landmine action personnel.The landmine action personnel said that the anti-personnel mines were everywhere during the war and up to now they have not discovered all of them. Anti-personnel landmines still pose a threat to the lives of residents of Yei River County in Central Equatoria state. During the war, Yei county was a battle field and was heavily mined by both the Sudan Army and the SPLA.Although the some of the landmines were removed there are still some remnants. Yei River County is an agriculturally rich area but the presence of landmines in the countryside is threatening the viability of this important economic sector..

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