22 elderly IDPs die in Cheddikul’am internment camp

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 10 June 2009, 17:29 GMT]
Twenty-two elderly internally displaced persons from Vanni detained in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) internment camps in Vavuniyaa and Cheddikul'am died in two days. Fourteen died on Sunday and eight on Monday and all those dead were above seventy years of age, medical sources said.

Magisterial inquests into the deaths were held in Vavuniyaa general hospital and verdicts of natural death were recorded.

However, medical sources in the hospital said they died due to lack of proper care and attention in the camps.


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