Laos - Three bombs found by a villager are waiting to be destroyed by the UXO Laos squad.
Between 1964 and 1973, the US dropped two million tons of ordnance on Laos during 580,000 bombing missions. One third failed to explode, littering Laos with 80 million unexploded bombs. Forty years after the end of the war, only one percent of them has been destroyed. Since the end of the war, 20,000 people have been killed or injured in Laos in UXO-related accidents. Sixty percent of them resulted...more »