76 IDP bodies in Vavuniyaa hospital to be buried at State expense
[TamilNet, Monday, 16 November 2009, 15:48 GMT]
Seventy-six bodies of IDPs who died during the last three months are lying
in the mortuary of the Vavuniyaa general hospital as no one had come
forward to claim them and do the last rites. Forty of them are new
born babies while rest belongs to elders and women dead due to natural
causes and during delivery, hospital sources said.
Hospital authorities have obtained permission to bury these bodies at
state expense at the general cemetery located in Raaseanthiraku’lam.
As the residents of Raaseanthiraku’lam objected to the use of the general
cemetery in their area, Vavuniyaa Divisional Secretariat has now taken
steps to bury these bodies in another cemetery, hospital sources said.