Every year the Maksic family like to visit the river near their home in southern Serbia. They go to remember 13-year-old Miroslav.
It was a hot August day, a few months after the end of the 11-week Nato aggression on Yugoslavia.
The unexploded ordnance had been lying discarded in a field, it had been dropped as part of a cluster bomb.
On 6 August 1999, some time after 1pm, Miroslav stumbled upon (R)BL 755 submunitions in the village of Bogdanovac, while playing and herding cattle with his 11-year-old friend, Nikola Stojanović. He picked one of those up, intrigued by its shape. When he threw it away, it exploded, killing him instantly and causing severe injuries to Nikola. The detonation was heard by the people in the village, but they were used to the sound of the explosions by that time, so nobody reacted immediately.
The boys would not have been discovered and Nikola would probably have bled to death, if one of the goats grazing nearby had not also been wounded in the explosion. The goat managed to make it back to the village, where it was spotted by one of the locals, who instantly realised what kind of incident had occurred. Nikola was immediately transported to hospital, unconscious. Miroslav was already dead when the emergency team arrived.
The Maksić family is still traumatised by the event and terrified by the fact that even today submunitions are lying on the surface of the ground at the place where Miroslav was killed
"We have been told that the place where Miroslav died has been cleared, but we are still afraid," says his sister, Maja.
"We don't know if there are any bombs left in the ground around here. This leaves us with deep physical and psychological scars."
A decade on from the Nato bombing campaign, more than 90,000 Serbs are still in danger from unexploded cluster munitions, according to a recent report funded by the Norwegian foreign ministry.
The report says they face a daily threat and estimates that there are some 2,500 unexploded devices in 15 areas of Serbia.
The survey was presented earlier this month by the London-based Cluster Munition Coalition.
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At the current pace, it is estimated that it will take another 20 years to get rid of unexploded ordnance from Serbia.
Source: BBC News / Yellow Killers