TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina – A Bosnia man is recovering in a hospital after veering off a windy mountain road in his car and rolling down a hillside still dotted with mines from the 1992-95 war.
Rasim Dzeko's car slid 50 meters (yards) off the road Tuesday before hitting a tree. The 40 year-old extricated himself from the car but then slid another 300 meters down a mined slope, getting stuck in a water hole for two days.
A friend of Dzeko's, Hazim Mujcinovic, said Dzeko had no idea he was in a mined area and could have triggered a mine had he managed to get out. Mujcinovic said "a higher force" must have intervened.
Mujcinovic said it took two days to find Dzeko and then hours of work by deminers to safely remove him.