As many as 39 accidents caused by unexploded ordnance (UXO) left by the war were recorded in Cambodia in the first three months of this year, down 35 percent against the same period last year, according to the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA).

CMAC said in its report released on June 11 that UXOs left five dead and 34 wounded in the reviewed period, a decrease of 40 percent compared to the same period of 2014.

It is estimated that about 4-6 million unexploded mines, bombs and other munitions remained in the country after three decades of war.

The Cambodian government set a target to clear all UXOs by 2020. The country needs about 50 million USD each year to implement such programmes to reach the goal.

From 1979 to March 2015, bombs and mines killed 19,710 and injured 44.797 others in Cambodia.-VNA