More casualties due to SLA shelling

[TamilNet, Saturday, 17 June 2000, 15:16 GMT]
One civilian died and two suffered severe injuries whenthe Sri Lankan Army (SLA) intensified their shelling inthe Thenmaradchi sector of the Jaffna Peninsula.

Murukan Mahalingam (50) of Madduvil who was admitted to the Kilinochchi district hospital succumbed to his injuries. His body was handed over to his relatives

residing in Vavunikulam, Selvapuram. With this death, the number of people killed in the retaliatory shelling carried out by the SLA on June 9th, has increased to 12.

Navaratnam Rohini (20) from Thavasikulam, Mirusuvil was seriously injured by the SLA shelling yesterday and was brought to Vanni by the LTTE. She has now been admitted to the Kilinochchi Regional Hospital. Her parents have been unable to contact her due to the prevailing situation around the area, sources in Mirusuvil said.

Vairavan Singarasa (32) of Ambalaperumal Santhi has been admitted to the Kilinochchi Regional Hospital after sustaining serious injuries during SLA shelling on the 6th of June, said medical sources in the Hospital.

 

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