|Sri Lanka: Suicide bomb explosion near Sambuddhaloka temple ; 9 killed, over 90 wounded - Fort|
|Friday, 16 May 2008|
Nine including seven Police personnel were killed and over 90 casualties reported, following the LTTE suicide bomb attack near Sambuddhaloka Viharaya, Fort at 12.05 p.m., today (May 16).
According to the available information, a motor bike riding LTTE suicide bomber had rammed into a bus carrying Police personnel at the Ceramic Junction, near Sambuddhaloka Viharaya.
Director General National Hospital Dr. Hector Weerasinghe exclusively speaking to defence.lk said that, over 90 people have been already admitted to the National hospital. Sixty two(62) civilians, 30 Police and 3 Army personnel were are among the casualties received, he was quoted as saying.The blast comes in the eve of the Vesak week, which was declared by the government starting from today.
More information will follow.
(Courtesy : Ministry of Defence )
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 June 2008 )|
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