A landmine explosion in Chin State’s Matupi killed a 56-year-old local man Pu Za Peng and injured his wife today at around 9 a.m.
Relatives said Pu Za Peng accidentally stepped on a possible anti-personal landmine while working on their cattle ranch.
“The couple went to the cattle ranch just outside the town. The husband stepped on a landmine and died after an hour. His wife has also sustained injuries in her leg. They sent her to Matupi General Hospital,” said a relative.
Pu Za Peng was a fulltime staff at Myanmar Post and Telecommunication Department in Matupi. He is survived by his wife and two children.
According to Khonumthung Media, the place where the accident took place is close to the Matupi-based Kha La Ya 304 military base.
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