Mine removal specialist killed, 2 injured in blast in Lika

A mine removal specialist was killed and two specialists were injured on Friday morning while removing mines left over from the 1991-1995 war in Licki Ribnik, central Croatia.

An investigation is under way and the two injured workers of the BIOS-F company for humanitarian demining have been admitted to the hospital in Gospic.

It is estimated that there have been approximately 70,000 mines left over from the Homeland War, spread on 610 square kilometres in 12 counties and 89 towns and municipalities, the Croatian Mine Action Centre (HCR) reported in 2014 on the occasion of International Mine Awareness Day. Since 1991, a total of 1,978 persons were involved in mine incidents, of whom 511 have died, HCR reported then.

Last update: Fri, 15/04/2016 - 15:42

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