On the morning of 10 February, nine vehicles carrying people on their way to search for gold in northern Chad mistakenly entered an unmarked minefield in Wour.
Two vehicles drove over anti-personnel landmines causing explosions that, while not life-threatening to those inside, were enough to halt the vehicles.
Drivers and passengers got out to see what had happened. Tragically, they walked on other anti-personnel mines. Four people were killed on the spot, while a fifth died during evacuation to the clinic, and a further 15 were injured.