2ND LEAD (CORRECTION, UPDATE)

Sri Lanka attacks hospital, settlements in Vanni, children among victims

[TamilNet, Friday, 19 December 2008, 15:00 GMT]
Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombers attacked civilian settlements in Mu'l'livaaykkaal village Friday morning and in the noon causing injuries to 11 civilians, including 6 children, according to medical sources in Puthukkudiyiruppu hospital. A 13-year-old girl was seriously injured. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has also fired artillery shells on Mullaiththeevu General Hospital injuring two members of the medical staff and caused extensive damage to the complex including the operation theatre.

Four fighter jets of SLAF that entered the airspace over Vanni attacked Mu'l'livaaykkaal twice, first at 9:30 a.m. and at 12:45 p.m.

Seriously wounded girl was identified as P. Kesana. The other wounded were identifed as 5-year-old Chitra, 9-year-old Kubendran, 15-year-old Chavithri, 16-year-old Devapriya, 16-year-old Kesaran, 20-year-old S. Subasini, 22-year-old Maruthan, 45-year-old Nagamany, 50-year-old Devarasa and 50-year-old Maruthanayagam.

The SLAF bombers also bombed houses located in Ki'linochchi town twice when they attacked settlements in Mullaiththeevu. More than 11 houses were destroyed in the attacks.

 

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