Children trigger grenade blast

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 July 2002, 02:02 GMT]
Two young students and a 4-year old girl were wounded Sunday when they played with a grenade they found in their school which had once been a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp. The Maha Vilankulam, north of Trincomalee town, was abandoned by the SLA two years ago.

11 year-old Chandana Edirisinghe died on the spot. Another Sinhala student Sudheera Dissanayake, also 11 years old, succumbed to injuries later at the Gomarankadawela hospital. The girl, Menike, has been warded at the Trincomalee general hospital, medical sources said.

The Trincomalee Magistrate Mr. T. L. A. Manaf held the inquests into these deaths.


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