Mine blast injures 18
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 22 August 2001, 15:38 GMT]
Eighteen people were wounded when the bus in which they were travelling was hit by a mine blast at Periyakulam, about 10 km. north of Trincomalee on Uppuveli-Kuchchaveli road around 12.30 p.m. Wednesday noon, police sources said. The incident occurred between Chittor and Nilaveli.
Eight passengers and the driver of the bus, belonging to New Eastern Bus Company LTD, were admitted to Trincomalee base hospital. About ten wounded passengers were given treatment at Nilaveli hospital, medical sources said.