Angola: Landmines Kill 52 In Moxico

LUANDA, Angola (PANA) - A total of 52 people were killed by landmines in the eastern Angolan province of Moxico between January and November in the eastern Angolan province of Moxico, the national news agency reported Tuesday.
The agency said that 133 landmines and other devices had exploded in the province during the said period.

According to Medecins du Monde, International Veterans Foundation and Jesuit Services, the NGOs based in the region, 59 people had their legs amputated over the same period.

In their reports issued during the world day of the disabled 3 December, the NGOs said that 36 people were blown up by landmines in October and November.

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