A 19-year-old farmer from Pailin province’s Sala Krao district lost both legs when he stepped on a Bulgarian-made landmine Monday while looking for wild vegetables, local police officials said. The victim had been picking bamboo shoots with his mother when he stepped on an antipersonnel mine, according to deputy provincial police chief Bou Sarin. He was taken to Battambang Provincial Hospital, where his legs were amputated above the knees. “He stepped on an antipersonnel mine that ripped both his legs off,” Mr. Sarin said, adding that there are signs warning of mines in the area. “There are many
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