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SLA fires cluster shells near hospital, scores wounded

[TamilNet, Thursday, 05 March 2009, 07:05 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army has fired shells in the close vicinity of the makeshift-hospital at Maaththa'lan causing injuries to several civilians. A cluster shell that exploded 500 meters from hospital caused injuries to 37 civilians in tightly populated IDP area, according to medical sources. So far, 126 civilians were rushed to hospital on Thursday.

The exact casualty figures of the civilians killed was not known as families of the victims do not bring the dead bodies to the makeshift hospital under the prevailing situation as the hospital is even unable to treat the living.

Only 7 bodies were brought to hospital Thursday morning, the doctors said.


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