Twenty farmers injured in shelling

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 01 March 2000, 12:57 GMT]
At least 20 farmers were injured when shells hit paddy fields in Thanangilappu in the Thenmaradchi Division on the Jaffna peninsula around 12.20 p.m. this afternoon.

Shells exploded when a large number of farmers were working in the paddy fields.

Eight farmers who were seriously injured in the incident were admitted to the Jaffna hospital. They are: Sellathurai Kanakaratnam,48, Sabaratnam Kaamadchi,40, Velan Sinnathamby,77,Christirajah Vasanthameri,34, Kanthaiah Thevarasa,22, T.Sivakolunthu,38, K.Nakamma,32, and Ratnam Manoharan,52.


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