|Updated: 3 December 1999||KFOR Press Updates|
KFOR Press Update
by Major Ole Irgens, KFOR Spokesman
Firewood distributed to Serbs in Kosovo Polje
KFOR troops have the last week distributed a considerable amount of firewood to the Serbs in Kosovo Polje.
A total of 725 cubic meters of firewood have been handed out to the population of Kosovo Polje. This has been done with the support of Greek and Belgian vehicles. The final goal is to transport 1.200 cubic metres (933 tons) of firewood to the town.
KFOR soldiers from Multinational Brigade North are continuing their efforts in providing humanitarian aid to the local population. Among the activities are:
In addition, French KFOR engineers in co-operation with Elektrokosovo and Electricity de France, today started restoring the old electricity network from Valc to the power plant Mitrovica 1.
In Prizren, KFOR soldiers from Multinational Brigade South have delivered new fire engines to the fire brigade in the town. The engines were donated by the non-governmental organization GTZ Brandenburg. Two experienced fire fighters from the German Army will train the Prizren firemen, and will also train personnel from other fire brigades in Suva Reka, Malisevo and Dragas.
Soldiers from Multinational Brigade East are ordering and supervising the
installation of wood burning stoves in the schools in the Kamenica area. The
school in Koretin has received 13 stoves and stove pipes, and the school
"Fan Noli" in Kamenica has received 23 stoves and pipes. In addition, the
school in Topanica has received nine stoves and pipes. More stoves and pipes
will be installed in the days and week to come.
Incidents in the Area of Operations the last 24 hours
Killed by mine
In the village of Ljumbarda, 12 km south east of Pec, a civilian driver was killed when a tractor ran over an antitank mine yesterday at noon. KFOR explosive ordnance disposal teams and Military Police will investigate the incident.
Died after road traffic accident
A Kosovo Albanian person died at hospital in Camp Bondsteel after having
been injured in a road traffic accident 6 km west of Gnjilane yesterday at
12:35 hrs. One civilian and one KFOR vehicle was involved, and two other
Yesterday at 15:30, the body of a dead man was found near the roadside eight kilometres west of Pristina. It is not known how long the body has been on the spot. UNMIK Police are investigating this incident.
Several weapons and ammunitions were confiscated in successful KFOR