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Landmine-sniffing 'hero' rat awarded gold medal

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Landmine-sniffing 'hero' rat awarded gold medal

Landmine-sniffing 'hero' rat awarded gold medal

Magawa has sniffed out 39 landmines and 28 unexploded munitions in his career as a mine-sniffing rat in Cambodia, earning him a gold medal from UK veterinary charity.

Soraya Ali reports.


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