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Girl killed, 11 wounded, personal enmity triggers off van bomb

[TamilNet, Friday, 02 October 2009, 08:30 GMT]
An 11-year-old girl, Erandika Dissanayake, succumbed to her injuries and 11 others, including school children, were wounded following a bomb blast in Uduwalpola area in Kurunegala Friday around 7:45 a.m., Police said adding further that they suspect personal enmity causing the bomb blast.

The blast is reported to have occurred when the driver started the vehicle with the children inside a garage. The wounded including the driver were rushed to Kurunegala hospital.

Carefree violence is becoming a social phenomenon in southern Sri Lanka as a consequence of an attitude arising from the war that didn't care for human rights, journalistic circles in Colombo commented.


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