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Landmine blast in Muhamalai; one killed

24 September 2013 11:35 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


One person was killed and two others injured in a landmine explosion in uncleared minefield in Muhamalai, Jaffna, this afternoon, sources said.

The victims are reported to have been traveling on a tractor into the minefield disregarding the warning signs to cut firewood when the landmine exploded.

The body of the victim is currently at the Palai hospital and the two 17-year-old boys are treated at the Kilinochchi Base Hospital, they said.

  Comments - 10

  • filldam Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:56 AM

    We done..!!

    It was well expected after the election defeat to warn the "Democratic Heroes" while the so called "War Heroes" are standing at every 50m all over the N&E and guarding their motherland - Is it the beginning of another humanitarian operation?

    mataraman Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:59 AM

    Post election result

    Nodrog Tuesday, 24 September 2013 01:39 PM

    Its a simple case of ignoring warning signs....don't make it sound like a Army vs civilians conspiracy.

    haa hoo Tuesday, 24 September 2013 02:54 PM

    Why firewood in an uncleared area? Who went there?

    Bawa Tuesday, 24 September 2013 03:24 PM

    You disapora boys need to learn to read first. Oh wait prabha blew up your schools. It says the uncleared minefield was clearly marked.

    Rohan Wednesday, 25 September 2013 12:00 AM

    its three ignorant uneducated individuals ignoring the danger and enter in to a mine field! Let's talk how government can fast track clearing those mine fields. Its a must do, to save poor souls in north and east. via DM Android App

    umpire Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:44 PM

    Fishy !!

    C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 25 September 2013 01:52 AM

    Signal to democracy in North.

    Srilankan Wednesday, 25 September 2013 03:01 AM

    U stupids always need to create some fabricated stories and make havoc among ethnic communities.That ear was over, everybody knows why people like U're barking on this kind of incidents.

    PLP Wednesday, 25 September 2013 03:18 AM

    Will their be peace and reconciliation with idiots like these commenting with prejudice coming from their racism and extremism, before finding true facts.

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