SLA truck entangles in electric fence, eight troopers injured
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 08 November 2005, 12:30 GMT]
Eight Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers attached to the 512 brigade occupying Gnanams and Subash hotels in Jaffna were electrocuted when the truck they were travelling in entangled with the live electric perimeter fence at 10.30 a.m Tuesday, security sources said. All injured have been admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital. Two of the soldiers have suffered life threatening injuries, hospital sources said.
Sources also said, that the SLA is transferring some of the injured to Palaly military hospital for further treatment.
Civil groups and Fishermen's Unions have been complaining to the SLA and Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) to abandon the practice of electrifying fences, especially following the recent death of a Grunagar fisherman who was electrocuted by a live fence of the SLN.