LAOS – Death from below in the world’s most bombed country

Yeyang Yang, aged 31, with his daughter Syya (6) at their home in Banxang village, Phonsavan, Laos. He was burning rubbish when the heat of the fire ignited a UXO in the ground and it exploded. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

THE IRISH TIMES -A staggering 270 million bombs were dropped on Laos, during what became known as the secret war, because Americans were unaware of what was going on. The 80 million bombs that never went off remain live, buried all over the country. There were more than 580,000 bombing missions on Laos between 1964 and 1973. That’s one every eight minutes, every day, for nine years. CONTINUE READING

  1. #1 by TonyFromIN on 05/15/2017 - 9:34

    Disgusting! Future historians will come down hard on the US.

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