Gas cylinder explosion kills 2 fishermen, injures 2 in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 12 August 2008, 12:31 GMT]
The gas cylinder in a boat with four fishermen exploded Tuesday around 8:00 a.m in the sea between Vaakarai and Maangkea’ni in Batticaloa district, killing two of them and seriously injuring the other two fishermen, sources in Batticaloa said.

The victims killed were identified as M. Kafir, 52 and his son K. Baseer, 19.

The seriously injured K. Badudeen, 21 and M. S. Abas, 33, were first rushed to Vaazhaicheanai hospital and then transferred to Batticaloa Teaching Hospital for further treatment.

The four fishermen are from Thiyaavaddavaan area in Oaddamaavadi in Vaazhaichcheanai police division.

Vaazhaichcheenai police are investigating into the incident.

The area where the explosion too place is around 32 km from Batticaloa town.

 

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