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How Magawa the rat was educated to detect mines

A rat bred in Tanzania, which helped find greater than a 100 landmines in Cambodia, has died on the age of eight.

The rodent, a large African pouched rat often called Magawa, was even awarded a medal for his heroism.

BBC World Information’s Geeta Guru-Murthy spoke to the top of the Belgian charity Apopo, who educated Magawa earlier than he was deployed in Cambodia.

There are considered as much as six million landmines within the south east Asian nation.

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