VIENTIANE - Hillary Clinton Wednesday vowed to do more to help Laos clear millions of unexploded US bombs left from the Vietnam War, after a poignant plea from a young man who lost his hands and sight. Touring a centre in Vientiane which helps victims who have been injured by the decades-old unexploded ordnance, the US secretary of state was clearly moved when she was introduced to softly-spoken Phongsavath Souliylath. Clutching a long, thin walking cane between the withered stumps of his arms, the young man told how his life changed forever on his 16th birthday some four years ago.Strolling in his home village in northern Laos, his friend picked up a piece of a cluster bomb and gave it to him. It blew up in his face, robbing him of his eyesight and blowing off his hands.He was eventually taken to the Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE) in the capital city, which helps people by fitting them with false limbs and providing occupational therapy so they can learn to use them."I would like to see all governments clear the bombs together and help the survivors. So many survivors without help. Their life is very, very hard," the man, who now volunteers at the centre, told Clinton in halting English as she patted him on the shoulder."I think you are absolutely right. We have to do more and that's one of the reasons I wanted to come today so that we can tell more people about the work we should be doing together," Clinton replied.With an extraordinary lack of rancour, Phongsavath added: "I wish you and all the people, and the American government.. to have a good health and that all your good dreams come true."Clinton, clearly struck by his words, said: "That is so wonderful and I want to say the same back to you," also offering him "blessings".His story is repeated all too often in this Southeast Asian nation where some 80 million unexploded cluster bombs are still scattered in the fields and rice paddies, or deep in the jungles more than three decades after the war.