O/L student steps on landmine

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A schoolchild from Palai, Kilinochchi who was preparing to sit for the 2021 G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination yesterday (23) was admitted to the Kilinochchi Hospital on 22 May with serious injuries after stepping on a landmine.

The student was critically injured and was transferred from Kilinochchi Hospital to Jaffna Teaching Hospital, where she underwent a surgery to remove two toes from her left foot.

The accident occurred when the student was cleaning a hayfield with her mother. Palai Police are conducting investigations.

By Rasadi Chathurangi Gamage – Vavuniya