A landmine explosion in Chin State’s Matupi killed a 56-year-old local man Pu Za Peng and injured his wife this morning at around 9 a.m.
Relatives said Pu Za Peng accidentally stepped on a possible anti-personal landmine while they were working in their cattle ranch.
“They have a large cattle ranch just outside the town. This is the second time they went together there. 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.