SLA fire hampers ICRC evacuation of seriously wounded civilians from Vanni

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 22 April 2009, 10:17 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) started cannon fire from Manthuvil in Puthukkudiyiruppu across Nanthikkadal lagoon towards the coastal stretch of Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal Wednesday afternoon as local ICRC workers were providing coordinates to the ICRC ship to come close to the shore to transport the severely wounded from the makeshift hospital, according to latest reports from the medical sources in Vanni.

The ship was scheduled to transport at least 500 of the seriously wounded civilians at the makeshift hospital run by the RDHS of Ki'linochchi and Mullaiththeevu districs at Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal.

The ICRC ship was moved towards deep sea following the SLA fire.


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