What Happens When Your Ride Disintigrates After Being Blown Up by Anti-Tank Landmines
By Nate Thayer
These photos were taken of the truck I was riding in after it drove over two Chinese anti-tank mines, in northwest Cambodia, in October 1989.
I was sitting in the front seat of Russian Zil 2 1/2 ton military transport truck which the Cambodian guerrilla group I was traveling with had captured hours earlier after seizing a strategic government town. Most people in the truck were killed, including both of the soldiers sitting with me in the drivers compartment, one on either side of me.
I woke up in the remnants of the engine compartment with a severed leg across my face. It wasn’t mine. Continue reading