Critically injured baby awaits ambulance in Vaharai, 5 wounded in SLA shelling

[TamilNet, Monday, 06 November 2006, 14:38 GMT]
A six-month-old baby girl, critically injured in indiscriminate Sri Lanka Army artillery shelling that targeted a transit camp of Internally Displaced Persons in Palchenai School in Vaharai region Monday, is waiting for ambulance transportation from Vaharai hospital to Batticaloa, medical sources in Vaharai said. The only ambulance of the hospital is yet to return from Batticaloa after a trip Sunday and the shelling was continuing, the sources added. Five civilians were wounded in SLA shelling, three of them, including the baby were criticially injured.

The baby was identified as Suthaharan Vithushalini.

The two other women critically wounded were identified as Pushparajah Pillayamma, 41 and 16-year-old Packyarasa Subashini, medical sources added.

All the wounded were staying at the transit camp located at Paalchenai, Tamil Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) officials in Vaharai said.

Only ambulances are allowed to transportation through SLA entry and exit points.


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