A victim of UXO and how he brushes aside his UXO - related wound


   Over 16 million tons of bombs, landmines and other amunitions were used in Viet Nam between 1964 and 1975, four times larger than the amount used in World War I. A survey conducted by the Viet Nam National Mine Action Center (VNMAC) in 2018 indicated that hundreds of thousands of tons of unexploded ordnance (UXO) were left over in Viet Nam from the past conflict.


   Hồ Văn Lai is one of more than 60,000 Vietnamese injured by UXO from 1975 to present. The bomb explosion erupted in 2000 tragically killed two of his cousins and slightly injured another. Lai, who was 10 years old then, lost nearly half of his right arm, his left thumb, his lower right leg below the knee and his left foot. The iron shrapnel in that cluster bomb also damaged his right eye and made the eyesight of his left eye badly deteriorate. The blast also ruined his health by 86 percent.


   Let's watch the video clip below to see his great fortitude to cope with the difficulties arising in his life and assimilate into the community.



   Read more : Chapter 1  , Chapter 2

  Date 19/04/2021  







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  A victim of UXO and how he brushes aside his UXO - related wound (19/04/2021)

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