Bus set on fire in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 10:45 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) bus plying the Navaali-Chaavakachcheari route in Thenmaraadchi was burnt by unidentified attackers at 7:30 a.m Tuesday, sources in Jaffna said. The attackers forced the passengers to alight from the bus before setting fire to the vehicle.

The incident occurred near Vaddukkoaddai Agricultural Institute near Urumpiraai road in Maruthanaamadam, sources said.

Chunnakam Police and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers rushed to the scene but were unable to contain the fire.

Police are investigatiing into the incident.


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