Three people were killed and two were injured as an off-road vehicle exploded on a landmine at the neutral zone nearby Martakert town.
One of the injured HALO Trust employees is critical, representative of the Stepanakert hospital said. He is undergoing a surgery. The second injured is in a satisfactory condition.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE HALO TRUST Below:
It is with profound sadness that we report that three of our staff were killed and two injured, by the accidental detonation of an anti-tank landmine in the Ghazanchi area of Nagorno Karabakh on the morning of 29th March. The staff members were in a vehicle conducting minefield survey duties at the time.
The injured are currently being treated in Stepanakert Hospital and HALO is contacting the families in Nagorno Karabakh of all those involved. We are working closely with the local police and authorities and have called in external investigators to report on the full facts of the incident.
Every day around the world, more than 8,000 HALO staff go to work in places where no one else can tread and this tragic incident throws into stark relief the dangers that they face and the importance of our work. Our colleagues were killed while working to make the land safe for the people of Nagorno Karabakh.