More than 15 civilians feared killed in Bus bomb explosion -
Ambalangoda. [3rd Lead]
15 civilians are feared dead due to an explosion
triggered inside a Matara bound private bus from Colombo bearing no - HZ
1709, at Seenigama, near the Kahawa junction ,16 miles North West of
Galle, on 06th January 2007, at around 02.35p.m.
Police sources suspect the explosion to be a suicidal
attack, more likely which holds the trade mark of the most treacherous
LTTE terrorist organization. The Ambalangoda Police officials said that.
remains of two bodies suspected to be LTTE female suicide bombers
were recovered scattered at the scene.
The Ambalangoda Police further said that 10 bodies
were immediately transferred to the General hospital at Balapitiya and
another dozen were admitted. The Police sources further said that more
than 40 civilians are feared seriously injured due to the explosion.
Meanwhile, Karapitiya hospital sources confirmed that
the casualties were immediately brought for intensive medical treatment
and said that two were in serious status.
The traffic along the Galle - Colombo (A-2), is being
diverted and the commuters are advised to use alternative routes.
The tragedy at Kahawa junction - Ambalangoda, is the
consecutive explosion alleged triggered off by LTTE terrorist within 24
hours targeting civilians transportation.
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