Three die in parcel explosion in Badulla

[TamilNet, Saturday, 10 March 2007, 12:15 GMT]
Three persons were killed on the spot and two others were injured when a parcel floating in the Uma Oya (river) in Uva-Paranagama area in Badulla district in Uva Province exploded Wednesday evening. An elderly father, his daughter, and another youth, all Sinhalese residents of Horathotta village in Badulla, were killed, sources said.

On seeing the mystery parcel floating in the river, the victims had recovered the parcel, and attempted to open it when it exploded.

Police is conducting investigations into the incident and to ascertain the source of the parcel.

Injured residents have been admitted in the Uva Paranagama government hospital.

 

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