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A blast has been reported in Karadiyanaru, Batticaloa a short while ago. Our reporter in the area said that a police team has been sent to the area and atleast 15 people including policemen are reported to be killed.

Military spokesman Major General Udaya Medawala speaking to Daily Mirror online said that a container with explosives being used for development work in the East accidentally exploded while it was being shifted. The explosives were to be used to blast rocks.

The blast triggered a series of blasts in the container, the Military spokesman said. When contacted the Batticaloa hospital said that several people who were injured in the blast have been admitted to the hospital.

State media reported that the Karadiyanaru police station had recieved extensive damages from the blast and there were several casualties.


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  • malkanthi Friday, 17 September 2010 07:03 AM

    No more panics, thanks to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the team worked!

    dm1 Friday, 17 September 2010 07:10 AM

    Not again..

    Darshini Friday, 17 September 2010 07:17 AM

    It is at amo dumping site according to latest news.....they must take much better precautions..
    Public need not panic these things do happen

    Bakamoona Friday, 17 September 2010 07:22 AM

    Punish the culprits severely.

    Modawansa Friday, 17 September 2010 07:28 AM

    Whenever the Lokka is away an explosion takes place.Must be a rare coincidence.

    P. Inner Friday, 17 September 2010 07:37 AM

    Nuclear Program in East?

    Rohan Friday, 17 September 2010 08:58 AM

    Someone is responsible for unsafe handling of explosives and has to be punished.

    Managala Friday, 17 September 2010 09:10 AM

    Deepest Sympathy for people who lost there lives.should have handle explosives more carefully....

    Managala Friday, 17 September 2010 09:11 AM

    Accidents do happen there is no country without accidents

    KIRI Friday, 17 September 2010 09:16 AM

    LTTE AGAIN??


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