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Mine explodes in Muhamalai

2013 Sep 25

Land Mine Sign, Frequant all over the are

A land mine exploded in Muhamalai in an uncleared area when a tractor ran over it today, the police said.

The police said that four people were on the tractor at the time of the explosion.

They had gone into the woods to gather firewood when the tractor got entangled with the mine.

According to the police one person was reported missing following the explosion while the others had made their way back to safety.

The police said that two people had later been admitted to hospital for treatment. A search operation was launched to locate the missing person.

It was believed that the man may have been thrown off the tractor following the explosion and killed. (Colombo Gazette)

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