Refugee bodies washed ashore at Nedunthivu

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 May 2006, 21:02 GMT]
Two severely decomposed bodies that washed ashore Wednesday at Nedunthivu coast have been handed over to the Jaffna Teaching hospital mortuary by Urkavatthurai police. It is feared the bodies, one male and the other female, may be that of the refugees who drowned after their boat capsized en route to Rameswaram from Mannar Saturday morning.

A group of ten refugees drowned when the boat capsized, civil sources in Mannar said.

Only five bodies were recovered at that time.

The refugees on this boat were from 10th Kurichchi and Pallathotam in Trincomalee district.

 

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