Reference : V-P-LA-E-00984
Date : 22/02/2014
Country/Region : LAOS
Caption : Toumlan district, Nadoo Yai village. A man victim of a mine explosion, and his wife.
Photographer : BRONSTEIN, Paula
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : His injury happened shortly after the Vietnam war was over. His antique prosthetic leg was never changed, and was handmade. He lives in a remote village and was not able to get a proper prosthetic leg fitted.
In the same village, two 12 year old boys died in December 2013 when they found a BLU 24 bomb near their home and played with it outside their house until it went off. Another BLU 24 bomb was found only a few minutes away from the small village.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3960x2640
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour