6 Jaffna Halo Trust deminers injured in accident

[TamilNet, Friday, 14 May 2010, 16:25 GMT]
A vehicle transporting deminers of Halo Trust, a humanitarian organization, on its way to Halo Trust office in Jaffna from Ki’linochchi met with an accident Friday injuring six women deminers, sources in Jaffna said. Meanwhile, a male deminer engaged in demining in Mirusuvil in Thenmaraadchchi was seriously injured when a landmine went off unexpectedly, the sources added.

The six injured women, ranging between 18 to 30 years of age, were returning to Jaffna after completing an assignment at Skanthapuram in Ki’linochchi.

They were first admitted to Ki’linochchi government hospital and later transferred to Jaffna Teaching Hospital for further treatment.

The seriously injured deminer is T. Aingaran, 20, a resident of Thirunelveali in Jaffna. He too is admitted in Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

 

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