3rd LEAD (CORRECTION, UPDATE)

SLA fires on Ambulance, 3 Tamils killed

[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 August 2006, 06:56 GMT]
Sri Lankan troopers in Seruvila opened fire on an ambulance of the Muttur district hospital, transferring patients to Trincomalee general hospital, through Allai-Kantalai Road, Wednesday. Two Tamil civilians were killed on the spot. The driver of the ambulance who was critically wounded in the shooting succumbed to injuries while being taken to the Colombo general hospital. Sri Lankan Police on Thursday said the ambulance was caught up in a "cross-fire."

The thre civilians killed in the incident were identified as: 1. Mr.Ravi, Muttur magistrate's clerk.
2. Ms Amutha, a school teacher
3. Mr.Arjunan, the driver of the Ambulance and husband of Ms Amutha.

The ambulance was transporting civilians injured in artillery fire that hit the Muttur St.Antony's Church, Wednesday morning.

In this incident an eight year body Aravinthan died in the church.

The other injured were taken to Eachilampattai local hospital.

 

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