Blast injures man in Salai
BY NAALIR JAMALDEEN
A person was critically injured yesterday (27) in an explosion in Salai in the Mullaitivu Police Division. Local Police said that the explosion occurred around 8.30 a.m. yesterday (27) while the individual was cutting firewood. The victim who sustained critical injuries was admitted to the Divisional Hospital, Pudukuduirippu, and was later transferred to the District General Hospital, Mullaitivu for further treatment.
The victim has been identified as a 35-year-old man living with his wife and son in the Ambalavanpokkanai Grama Niladhari Division in the Karaithuraipattu Divisional Secretariat Division, the Police noted. Police suspect that a bomb discarded or placed under a tree could have been triggered by the victim’s axe. Mullaitivu Police dispatched a team to the scene of the explosion and the area has been marked as unsafe. Further inquiries into the incident are ongoing.