2nd Lead (Adds details)
More than 1000 feared killed in Mullaitivu coastal villages
[TamilNet, Sunday, 26 December 2004, 12:42 GMT]
Coastal villages of Koyilkudiyiruppu, Mullivaykal, Kallappadu, Silavaththai, Alampil, and Unnappuluvu in Mullaitivu district were severely hit by the tidal waves and the volunteers who entered the villages for rescue operations told TamilNet that more than 90% of residents in many of the villages have gone missing. Rescue workers said that more than 1000 people are dead in the villages along the Mullaitivu coast.
Kallappadu coastal village is totally submerged in flood waters.
Around 250 bodies have been brought to Puthukudiyiruppu Hospital.
More than 2000 injured villagers from Mullaitivu district are admitted to the Puthukudiyiruppu Hospital, medical sources said.