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4 civilians killed, 6 wounded in SLAF bombardment

[TamilNet, Sunday, 25 November 2007, 04:51 GMT]
A father and mother with their daughter and a teenage girl were killed, their son and his wife were seriously wounded with four other civilians, Sunday morning, when Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombers attacked a civilian settlement twice, between 7:15 and 7:40 a.m., at Tharmapuram 8th Unit, located in Ki'linochchi district. A 4-years-old girl, a teacher and a retired postmaster were among the wounded. The airstrike, using bombs that explode underground, comes as November 27 Heroes Day remembrance events were being observed in Vanni. The explosions have created 6 to 10 meter depth craters.

Wounded civilians being admitted at Ki'linochchi hospital.
The victims killed were identified as M. Subajini, 15, Varnalingam, 54, his wife V. Saraswathy, 49, and their daughter V. Sumitra, 25, members of a displaced family from Eezhaalai in Jaffna.

28-years-old Kamalraj from the same family, with injuries in his chest and stomach, was rushed to Ki'linochchi hospital. His 19-year-old wife, K. Thanayogam (Thana) has lost a leg.

T. Anushya, 04, M. Nadanavathy (Thevi), 41, a dance teacher at Tharmapuram Mahaviththiyaalayam, with wounds to her stomach, Ariyakuddi Velmurugu, 60, a retired postmaster, with wounds to his legs and Lingeswaran, 60, with wounds to his head were admitted at the hospital.

More than 8 bombs were dropped, destroying two houses completely, and causing damage to seven other houses.

SLAF  bomb attack in  Tharmapuram


Tharmapuram bomb attack
Tharmapuram bomb attack
SLAF  bomb attack in  Tharmapuram
Tharmapuram bomb attack
Tharmapuram bomb attack
Tharmapuram bomb attack
SLAF  bomb attack in  Tharmapuram
Tharmapuram bomb attack


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