Armenian de-miner’s foot amputated after landmine blast in Syria
15:46, 8 March, 2019
YEREVAN, MARCH 8 , ARMENPRESS. Doctors have amputated the right foot of an Armenian de-miner who was wounded when a landmine exploded in Syria, Nazeli Elbakyan, the spokesperson for the Armenian Center for Humanitarian De-Mining and Expertise, the agency that dispatched the experts, told ARMENPRESS.
“He is currently in an hospital nearby Aleppo. His life is out of danger,” she said, adding that the injured de-miner will soon be transported back to Armenia.
As reported earlier, an Armenian de-miner who was among the humanitarian support mission dispatched to Syria has been wounded while carrying out his duties on March 7.
The Center For Humanitarian Demining and Expertise, an Armenian governmental civilian agency that sent the specialists to Syria, said on Facebook that the de-miner suffered injuries to his right foot.
The cause of the incident was a booby trap landmine that was concealed in a plastic layer. He was immediately taken to a hospital to undergo surgery.
Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan