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Last modified on: 12/30/2010 11:28:02 PM<% on Error Resume Next Response.Expires = 0 %> 21 civilians killed, over 50 injured in cowardly terror attack- Moratuwa

21 civilians killed, over 60 injured in cowardly terror attack- Moratuwa [02nd Lead]

LTTE terrorists have exploded a claymore bomb targeting a crowded public transport bus at Katubedda, Moratuwa this morning (June 6). According to the defence sources, the roadside bomb placed at a location between Shailabimbaramya Buddhist temple and the University of Moratuwa, the topmost Engineering University in Sri Lanka, has been exploded targeting a bus, bearing number 29-1885, that was traveling from Kottawa to Mount Lavinia (Route number 255).

The explosion took place between 7.30 a.m and 7.45 a.m, police sources said.

The hospital sources said, 21 people have been killed, 13 males and 8 females, and over 60 injured in this cowardly terror attack. The injured have been rushed to the Teaching Hospital Kalubowila and Base Hospital in Lunawa.

Kalubowila hospital sources said that 55 injuries are being treated in the hospital while 5 others who suffered severe injuries have already been transferred to the National hospital Colombo.

Meanwhile, Lunawa hospital sources said that 16 victims were admitted to the hospital following the explosion and 8 of them have already being transferred to the Kalubowila hospital. 7 among the rest have left the hospital after undergoing treatments, Medical Officer in Lunawa hospital further said.

LTTE is a ruthless terrorist organization fighting for a mono ethnic separate homeland for the Tamils in Sri Lanka since 1983. During 3 decades of its bloody terror war against Sri Lankan citizen it has killed tens and thousands of innocent civilians in village massacres, bus bombings, train bombings, suicide bombings, and etc.

The wreckage of a bus after a bomb explosion at Katubedda in the Motratuwa.

Pix By: Chandana Napagoda

Volunteers are evacuating the bodies of the civilians killed on this brutal attack. 20 innocent civilians were killed in this explosion. Pix By: Chandana Napagoda

 

Volunteers are evacuating the bodies of the civilians killed on this brutal attack. 20 innocent civilians were killed in this explosion.

Pix By: Chandana Napagoda

Hospital staff making their fullest effort to save the survivors of the explosion

The targeted bus carrying over 100 civilians when it was hit by LTTE claymore

 

The location where the roadside bomb had been fixed

The bus was carrying innocent civilians from Kottawa to Mt'Lavinia in rush-hour this morning

These show the true nature of the LTTE terrorism; 20 innocent civilians were killed while over 60 suffered injuries in LTTE claymore explosion

These show the true nature of the LTTE terrorism; 20 innocent civilians were killed while over 60 suffered injuries in LTTE claymore explosion

1st Lead - 21 Civilians killed, over 50 injured in cowardly terror attack - Moratuwa

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