2ND LEAD

Bus bomb kills 16, wounds 27 civilians in Amparai

[TamilNet, Monday, 02 April 2007, 08:43 GMT]
Sixteen civilians including ten women were killed and 27 wounded when a bomb exploded inside a bus at the Sri Lankan military check post at Kondaivedduvaan, as its passengers were getting down to be checked, 4 km west of Amparai town Monday around 12:30 p.m., Police officials in Amparai said. One female police constable and a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) trooper were among those killed.

Tension prevailed in Kondaivedduvaan area as SLA troopers launched a search operation following the blast.

The bus, belonging to Bibilai Depot in Badula and on its way from Amparai to Badulla, was completely damaged in the blast which killed 12 on the spot.

Four succumbed to their injuries while being rushed to the hospital.

The injured passengers are admitted to Amaparai district hospital where ten of them are in a critical condition, hospital sources said.

Steps have been taken to transfer the ten in critical condition to hospitals in Colombo and Kandy.

The bus which had begun its journey from a bus stand in Amparai around 12:15 p.m, had driven nearly one and a half km before reaching Kondaivedduvaan SLA check post.

The bomb exploded when the driver and the conductor went to file the necessary information with the SLA personnel manning the check post.

The bomb, concealed in a bag and placed on the shelf above the seats in the bus, exploded, the police said.

A huge crowd of people had gathered at Amaparai hospital to see the injured and the dead, causing great commotion.

The victims were not identified until evening.

The Kondaivedduvaan SLA check post is located on the shore of the lake in the area and all passengers from Amparai district travelling to Badulla, Colombo and other places are routinely checked before being allowed to proceed .


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
16.07.18 22:48   Photo
SL Forest Department seizes agricultural lands of Eezham Tamils in Paduvaan-karai
15.07.18 19:14   Photo
Families of enforced disappeared vehemently oppose OMP sittings in North
14.07.18 19:35  
SL High Court in Vavuniyaa tricked again into postponing hearings on TPP case
13.07.18 23:20   Photo
NPC CM declines participation in Colombo's unilateral task force for so-called Development
12.07.18 12:22   Photo
Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee
11.07.18 18:20  
Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity
10.07.18 21:53  
SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives
09.07.18 22:30   Photo
Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu
08.07.18 19:06   Photo
TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort
07.07.18 19:56   Photo
SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military
06.07.18 23:17  
Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned
05.07.18 23:49  
Tamils need native movements to confront Colombo-centric environmental exploitations
04.07.18 20:29  
Geneva-based human rights regime is big disappointment: Tamil political prisoners
03.07.18 23:39   Photo
Source files from one of digital cameras witnessing 2009 genocide released to public domain
02.07.18 22:55   Photo
Macro-level approach needed to confront genocidal land grab in Mullaiththeevu
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=21744