In Egypt WW2 mines still kill

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In Egypt WW2 mines still kill

Mines from WW2 still cover up to 10% of all arable land in Egypt. Who would have thought that they would be left to try and clean out the debris from others battles?

According to the Egyptian State Information service, of the 110 million landmines worldwide, there are 23 million in Egypt. The vast majority (17.5 million) were planted during the World War II campaign that pitted Germany's Afrika Korps against Britain's 8th Army.

Over the past 25 years, about 7,923 people were victimized by landmines in Egypt, including 3,200 dead and 4,723 injured, according to local and international statistics and approximately 10 percent of Egypt's arable land has been rendered useless.

A picture made available 29 October 2007 shows Egyptian military deminers conduct demining operations near the Mediterranean coastal road 27 October 2007 where the World War II Battle of El Alamein took place 65 years ago in Egypt.

(I wonder why they appear to be demining ground that looks like it has been thoroughly run over.)

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By netchicken: posted on 30-10-2007

Because they are smart? :jump
By Thomas_Crowne: posted on 30-10-2007

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