De-miner injured in car accident
[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 August 2003, 21:12 GMT]
A member of the International Mine Action group involved in de-mining in the LTTE-controlled Vanni region was injured when his car met with an accident on the Paranthan-Mullaitivu road Thursday morning and admitted to the Vavuniya hospital, from where he was airlifted to Colombo, sources in Vavuniya said.
Initial reports had said that Mr. Daniel Roland, the de-miner, was involved in a mine accident, but medical sources confirmed that Mr. Roland’s car went off-road near a bridge and fell into a gully.
Though his injuries were not life threatening, as doctors wanted to do more tests on the condition of his bones, he was sent to Colombo for further medical attention, the sources said.