Andy Smith
MIne-action specialist
 

Mined area Indicators – Mine injuries

 

 

Sheet 55     Mine Injuries

The picture shows victims of mines, submunitions and detonators. Most of these people were professional deminers injured at work.

These pictures should only be used as a “SHOCK TACTIC”. This may be necessary when people who live or work in dangerous areas have become complacent about the risks they run.
Suggested message(s):

  • It can happen to anyone.
  • The injuries caused by explosives can hardly ever be repaired.
  • Even the smallest detonator can easily blind someone.
  • If you have protective equipment, use it.
  • If you do not need to go into the area, do not go.
  • There is nothing brave about taking risks.
  • If life is difficult now, imagine how much worse it would be if you were severely disabled.

To preserve the right to privacy of the individuals shown, the pictures have been selected so that the victims cannot be identified.

 

 

Mined area
warning signs

 

Areas without
signs

 

Informal
warning
signs

 

Roads in
rural areas

 

 

Improvised devices
on roads

 

Surveyor's stick
scene

 

Fighter plane
scenario

 

Abandoned
grazing land

 

Tank
Scene

 

 

Washout
Scene

 

Embankment
Scene

 

Destroyed
train

 

Abandoned
building

 

Transporter
Scene

 

Angola bush
Scene

 

Power-line
Scene

 

Burnt-off
area

 

Trench
Scene

 

 

Angola
bush 2

 

OZM
Scene

 

Small
fuzes

 

 

How mines
age

 

Other common
AP mines

 

Other common
ordnance

 

Other common
indicators

 

Ammunition
dump

 

Mine
injuries

 

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