Family killed in Jaffna mine blast

[TamilNet, Monday, 24 September 2001, 10:41 GMT]
Six members of a family were killed when the autorickshaw in which they were travelling was hit by a landmine blast at Irupalai Junction in Jaffna around 6 a.m. Monday morning. The driver of the auto-rickshaw taxi was seriously wounded in the blast. His condition is critical, Jaffna Teaching Hospital sources said.

The family was on its way to the Sri Lanka army's civil affairs office to obtain permits to travel to Colombo by plane, sources said.

The dead were identified as:

1.Kumarasamy Rajenthiram, 55

2.Rajenthiram Theivanayakai, 45

3. Rajenthiram Neerupa, 18

4. Ariyarathinam Kamalarethinam, 26

5. Kamalarethinam Rajeetha, 22

6. Kamalarathinam Priya, 1

Rajeetha is the daughter of Kumarasamy Rajenthiram. Her husband is Kamalarethinam. The infant Priya is her daughter.


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