Landmine victim tells his story

Peruvian Domingo Huiguan was disabled while working to deactivate unexploded mines.

    Tens of thousands of people live with mine injuries, many of them sustained long after conflicts are over and some while trying to deactivate the explosives.

    Domingo Huiguan, a Peruvian de-miner, tells Al Jazeera about the accident that left him severely disabled.

    The mine he was trying to deactivate had been planted to deter armed groups from attacking electricity pipelines in the countryside.

    Landmines caused about 5,200 casualties around the world last year alone. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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