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Reference : V-P-AF-E-02759
Date : 30/05/2018
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Jalalabad, Nangarhar regional hospital. Amir Hamza, the son of Hamisha Gul, carries his amputee daughter Rabia,6, into a hospital room shared by three amputee brothers.
Photographer : QUILTY, Andrew
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC
Description : On April 29, 2018, while walking to school, a group of children of the Gul family found an unexploded ordnance. They took it home, where one of the children dropped it. The device exploded, scattering hundreds of fragments, killing four people and seriously injuring several children. Seven children had to have at least one leg amputated because the bones and tissues were too badly damaged. Two boys lost both their legs. Since this horrible accident, the four people killed have been buried and the others treated at the regional hospital. Some have been able to leave the hospital and return home, while others are still in the hospital, waiting for further surgery.
Resolution : 4500x3000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour