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Unexploded ordnance a risk in Falklands

Nov. 2, 2005 at 11:34 AM   |   Comments

STANLEY, Falkland Islands , Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Police in the Falkland Islands are increasingly concerned over unexloded ordnance left over from the 1982 British-Argentine conflict.

The islands' news network said people hill walking around the capital, Stanley, are stumbling upon unexploded items and that a number of sheep are killed every year by left over mines and munitions.

The Royal Falkland Islands Police is reminding people not to touch ammunition finds and report them to authorities. They plan to distribute orange cards and small minefield maps to distribute to ramblers so they can mark the locations of their finds.

Police are reminding hikers unexploded ammunition, shells, pistols and other such materials are Crown Property and are not to be taken.

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