Six injured in Eravur bomb explosion

[TamilNet, Thursday, 26 October 2006, 09:27 GMT]
One man, three teens and two children, collecting vegetables in a field located on Chelvi Theatre Road in Chenkalady in Eravur police division Batticaloa, were seriously injured Thursday 8:30 a.m, when a bomb concealed in the garden exploded, said Eravur police. The injured were rushed to Eravur hospital first and then transferred to Batticaloa Teaching hospital for additional treatment.

Kanagasooriyam Rajendran, 40, Sathananthan Maithili, 19, Sathananthan Yaso, 16, Kanthasamy Shanthini, 14, Kanthasamy Shantharoopan, 11 and Kanthasamy Rajkumar, 02 were identified as the injured, said hospital sources.

Mr Rajendran and the children tend to the vegetable garden, and pick vegetables every morning, police investigations revealed.

The bomb was concealed in a plot of spinach in the vegetable garden.

Eravur is situated 15 km north of Batticaloa town.


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