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Flood Waters Set Back Efforts to Remove Land Mines in Central America

LADB Article ID: 54491
Category/Department: Region
Date: 1998-12-10
By: LADB Staff

The Nicaraguan army is warning civilians and foreign aid workers that flood waters from Hurricane Mitch have carried land mines into previously safe areas along river banks, roads, and farm fields. Since the hurricane swept over Central America (see EcoCentral, 11/12/98), displaced mines have killed at least three farmers and injured eight in Nicaragua and Honduras.

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