Angola: Inad Demines Over 55 Million Square Metres in Huambo

Chicala — At least fifty-five million square metres of mined area in Huambo province were clarified between 1996 and 2020 by the National Demining Institute (INAD).

During this period 267.4 kilometres of roads were cleared, 152.33 kilometres of high-voltage power lines, 202 kilometres of railway lines and 710 kilometres of fibre optic lines.

1,035 anti-personnel landmines, 109 anti-tank mines, 7,366 undetonated explosive devices and 15,947 ammunitions of various calibres were removed.

Speaking today to Angop, the head of the INAD department in Huambo, José Virgílio Chalissala, said that during the period in question 60 accidents had been recorded due to the activation of landmines, which had resulted in 16 deaths and 44 injured, despite the awareness of 46,748 citizens about the risks of this lethal material.

During this period 267.4 kilometres of roads were cleared, 152.33 kilometres of high-voltage power lines, 202 kilometres of railway lines and 710 kilometres of fibre optic lines.

1,035 anti-personnel landmines, 109 anti-tank mines, 7,366 undetonated explosive devices and 15,947 ammunitions of various calibres were removed.

Speaking today to Angop, the head of the INAD department in Huambo, José Virgílio Chalissala, said that during the period in question 60 accidents had been recorded due to the activation of landmines, which had resulted in 16 deaths and 44 injured, despite the awareness of 46,748 citizens about the risks of this lethal material.

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