Cambodians hold religious ceremony for death of landmine detection dog

Phnom Penh – Staff at the Cambodian Mines Action Center (CMAC) have held a religious ceremony for the death of a landmine detection dog, CMAC’s Director General Heng Ratana said on Sunday.

“The female dog named DIA died of cancer on Saturday,” he told Xinhua. “A religious ceremony was held for her and she was buried in Kampong Chhnang province.”

DIA was born in 2012 in Bosnia and was brought to Cambodia in 2014, Ratana said, adding that she had worked and cleared 14,400 square meters and found 52 cluster bombs.

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