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Two Dead In Bosnian Mine Explosion

  • RFE/RL's Balkan Service

Officials say a land-mine explosion in northern Bosnia-Herzegovina has killed two young men.

The victims are said to have entered a field to gather wood, even though it was marked as a minefield.

Admior Arnautovic, spokeswoman for the Prosecutor's Office in the city of Tuzla, said on March 19 that the two men died the previous day near the village of Djurici.

They had gone into the mined area with a horse and carriage, triggering an explosion.

Bosnia's 1992-95 war transformed the Balkan state into one of the world's most mine-infested countries.

More than 1,500 people have died in mine accidents in Bosnia since 1996.

With reporting by AP and Hina
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