Untold Stories

«Time is my worst enemy now”, Said Muhammed Fadel (59) says and fixes his eyes on something far above the dirty ceiling of his room in Cheid Cherif Center for landmine victims.

“We were on our way back to the front, and just started driving again after a tea break in the sand when it happened. The driver hit a rock and lost control over the vehicle. The dirt-road was cleared of landmines, the sides of it weren’t. So when the car left the track where others had driven before us we hit a powerful anti-tank mine. The explosion killed the driver instantly and injured the rest of us. I woke up two weeks later, like this.

Said lifts a deformed, trembling hand. His right arm is the only limb below his neck he can move. The dark room in the center for landmine victims has been Said’s home for…

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7 Responses to

  1. gilmarcil says:

    Sad, very sad…

  2. orples says:

    Poor guy, this really makes me stop and think of all of the things in life there are to be grateful for. My heart goes out to victims of horrid circumstances that rob them of their potential lives.

  3. There are too many sad stories like this….we never seem to learn. Yet hate still seems to be a big motivator for some.

  4. magsx2 says:

    Such a terrible sad story.

  5. Michelle Gillies says:

    What really moves me about this horrific tale is that Said is smiling for you in the picture, Otto. How does one bring themselves to smile under such circumstances. It humbles me.

  6. Truels says:

    What a fabulous photo – telling this tragic and awful story about how horrible we humans can be towards each other…….

  7. This is a tragedy. For sure one of many, unknown to us. We should think about this kind of things when we feel ourselves to be in troubles. Life can be terrible for someone.

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