20 detainees injured in road accident
[TamilNet, Sunday, 25 January 1998, 23:59 GMT]
20 civilians arrested in a cordoned and search operation in the villages in the Valaichenai area, north of Batticaloa, were wounded when the tractor they were being transported to Peythalai SLA camp rolled over with its trailer, this morning at 10.30 a.m.
TamilNet reporter in Valaichenai said that most of the injured have broken limbs and several have sustained serious hip bone fractures.
The seriously wounded have been taken to the Batticaloa hospital.
Another 15 civilians who were also arrested escaped unhurt, but they are detained at Peythalai SLA camp.