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GOVERNMENT has evacuated five landmine victims, including two elderly women and a pupil, from Chavuma District to Lusaka for specialist treatment at the cost of about K25 million.
Community Development, Mother and Child Health Deputy Minister, Jean Kapata arrived with the five at Kenneth Kaunda International Airportyesterday around 11:00 hours aboard a Super King Air B200 plane chartered by Meanwood chairperson, Robinson Zulu.
Steven Nguvulo, Nelson Kawele, Richard Kamawe, Lwinie Kawina and Nyachipango Kahalu, each lost a leg after they stepped on landmines.
LUSAKA, Dec 1, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Landmine has been a major problem in Zambia, hindering development and shattering lives of hundreds of victims, according to Times of Zambia on Saturday.
The Zamia Mine Action Center ZMAC director Sheila Mweemba was quoted as saying that Zambia was still carrying out demining operations.
ZMAC estimates that up to 41 sites could have been contaminated with landmines especially along the border areas with Angola, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
According to the ZMAC, up to 500 landmine explosions have occurred in various …
LUSAKA, Apr 4, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A landmine exhibition was held Wednesday in Lusaka to mark the international day for mine awareness and assistance in mine action.
An expert introduced ways of first aid to landmine victims and showed audience the ways.Some medical equipment and medicines were displayed at the exhibition. Pictures were also showed telling people how to deal with the landmine when faced with it.