Woman injured in explosion in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 27 August 2010, 19:09 GMT]
A woman was seriously injured Friday in an explosion when her daughter put an object into the hearth at which the mother was cooking in her house in Koddadi in Jaffna, sources in Jaffna said. The daughter, a girl studying in one of the schools in the Pa'n'ai area in the outskirts of Jaffna town, had picked up the object lying along the road while returning home from school. The device is suspected to be one of the landmines Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has sown around its newly constructed base in Pa'n'nai area. SLA authorities in Jaffna had earlier assured that Jaffna town and surroundings had been cleared of landmines.

The woman injured is K. Ratnambikai, 42. She was rushed to Jaffna Teaching Hospital and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

 

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