Casualties mount in Batticaloa market explosion

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 December 1997, 23:59 GMT]
Latest reports from the Batticaloa hospital said that altogether 53 civilians, 29 males and 24 women were injured in the morning explosion in the Batticaloa market. Four civilians have been killed.

Sources who spoke to some wounded civilians in the Batticaloa hospital said that a grenade on a policeman who had been there had come off its pouch and fallen on the ground causing the explosion.

Police sources in Batticaloa said that nothing could be determined at the moment.

 

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