Humanitarian demining only really got started in Sri Lanka in 2000. Complexities with the National authorities and UNDP has made gathering records difficult at times, and the fighting has prevented independent investigations and oversight. As a result the accident record is far from complete. In the records available, the medical details are sparse and there is little medical follow-up.
These reports are NOT numbered in a progressive date sequence.
Accidents in Sri Lanka may be especially interesting because most of the accidents occurred when using rakes - and the injuries are often slight. There is one accident with another excavation tool and one with a metal-detector. Both resulted in more severe injury.
Most mines discovered in Sri Lanka are small. See the P4 and Type 72 AP. This may go some way to explaining why the injuries using rakes are so slight, but they have inflicted severe injuries when excavating with other tools.
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