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A 25-year-old worker was killed and another was injured after an antipersonnel mine exploded while demining activities at Thekkawatte along the Mallavi Road in Mankulam yesterday.

The victims, attached to an international de-minning organization, were injured in the explosion, when they tried to defuse a mine.

They were admitted to the Mallavi Hospital and the 25-year-old R. S. Nidarshan, a resident of Omanthai, succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment. (Romesh Madushanka)  

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  • lkboy Tuesday, 04 September 2018 02:35 PM

    May he rest in peace. Was serving a great cause.

    Arnold Tuesday, 04 September 2018 04:48 PM

    Why cant they use robots to do the de-mining??

    ANTON Tuesday, 04 September 2018 06:10 PM

    I THINK THAT POOR WORKER WAS CONTROLLED BY A BUNCH OF ROBOTS.


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