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Reference : V-P-AF-E-02762
Date : 23/07/2018
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Surkh Rod district, Saed Tuba village. These children lost one of their legs to an unexploded ordnance. After their stay at the regional hospital, they were taken care of by the ICRC orthopedic center in Jalalabad. They are now able to walk with crutches or use a wheelchair to an empty house near their home, where a teacher, provided by a local charity, receives them from 7 to 10.30 a.m. during their recovery.
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 from 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.
Resolution : 4500x3000
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour