SLA mortar fire kills teenager in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 01 March 2007, 15:51 GMT]
A fourteen year old boy succumbed to injuries caused by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) mortar fire launched towards Vantharumoolai west area in Eravur police division in Batticaloa district from Mavadivembu SLA camp Thursday around 9:00 a.m.

The victim was identified as T. Nirojan, 14.

Nirojan was first rushed to Chenkaldy hospital and later transferred to Batticaloa Teaching hospital for further treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.

Nirojan's body is kept at Batticaloa hospital.

Vantharumoolai is located 16 km north of Batticaloa town.


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