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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 82

LTTE claymore mine exploded, six died - five of them innocent civilians

Colombo, 30 October, ( A claymore mine fixed to the bicycle belonging to the Tamil Tiger militant exploded at Udupiddi junction, Udupiddy in Vadamaradchy ,along Udpiddy-Valvettiturai road yesterday at 3:30 p.m. killing a total of six persons.

According to report by the Sri Lanka Army source, "A Tamil Tiger’s claymore mine fixed on to a bicycle exploded accidentally while it was being transported by a Tiger terrorist at Udupiddi Junction."

Out of the total people killed, now it has been identified that five of those died were innocent civilians. Two more civilians were injured.

The injured two civilians were admitted to the Urani hospital, Valvetiturai

It is learnt that one civilian in serious condition was transferred to the Jaffna Teaching hospital.

The body of the person who allegedly carried the bomb has not been identified yet. The bicycle has been blown to pieces.

The five civilians who were killed by the LTTE’s claymore bomb explosion were pedestrians, and identified as:

1. Tharmalingam Rasavi, 54, Udupiddy,

2. Wijethas Sivendran, 18, Valvettiturai,

3. Selvamanickam Gnanendran, 16, Valvetitturai,

4. Rasathurai Sasikaran, 23, Kerudavil, Thondamanaaru, and

5. Tharmalingam Sivanandan, 17, Imayanan, karanavai South.

Point Pedro Magistrate, K. Ariyanayagam, visited the scene of the explosion, and ordered the bodies to be given to the relatives after the postmortem examinations.

- Asian Tribune -

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