One Square Mile - Bitter Harvest - Community Channel
23 March 2012, 05:18
From the capital Vientiane it takes 10 hours for reporter Vasanthi Hariprakash to reach her square mile — a village next to the old Ho Chi Minh trail. Today it’s a peaceful highway for enterprising Vietnamese traders but during the war it was a target for the B 52 bombers with their deadly cargo of cluster bombs. 40% are live – called UXOs — Unexploded Ordinance – and Hariprakesh finds the villagers’ poverty leaves them no choice but to run the gauntlet of the unexploded munitions as they work in their paddy fields.
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