File photo of a motorist driving in Baalbek. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
BEIRUT: An operator at the Baalbek Water Department lost his right leg in a landmine explosion in east Lebanon Friday.
Security sources told The Daily Star Mohammad Farid Mazloum was transferring water when he stepped on the mine on the outskirts of Nahle, near the eastern city of Baalbek.
Mazloum was rushed to Dar al-Amal hospital for an emergency surgery, the sources added.
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