Burma: Land mine blast injures German tourists, guide
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Burma: Land mine blast injures German tourists, guide

A LAND MINE which set off by accident in eastern Burma (Myanmar) on Tuesday has left two German tourists and a local guide injured.

The victims are reported to be in stable condition and were recovering from the wounds suffered from the blast.

The tourists, identified in the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper as Wiebke Rosler and Felix Zimmermann, both 24, had been trekking near Kyaukme township in Shan state with their guide when the mine exploded on Tuesday afternoon.

Ethnic militias have battled the government for decades in border regions.

Ambulance crew member Tin Maung Thein said Rosler looked badly hurt, with wounds on her arm and near her ear. Zimmermann had minor shrapnel wounds on his right torso, and the guide was lightly injured.

He said the tourists were treated in a hospital and by Wednesday both were well enough to walk.

Additional reporting by Associated Press

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