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Human death toll rises from Government slaughter of Tamils

May 12, 2009

Associated Press – Doctor says up to 1000 dead in Sri Lanka shelling

A government doctor is estimating that two nights of artillery attacks on Sri Lanka’s northern war zone may have killed as many as 1,000 civilians.

Dr. V. Shanmugarajah said Monday that more than 400 bodies were brought to the hospital. He said the large number of wounded and the stories survivors told him of burying their dead themselves made it clear the death toll was far higher. He said that the overall toll over two nights was as many as 1,000.

He said many wounded also were not brought to the hospital and likely died from their injuries.
BBC – Outrage grows over Tamil deaths

The UK and France have expressed outrage over the reported heavy loss of life among civilians in Sri Lanka’s Tamil war zone at the weekend.

Times Online – Doctor claims government shelling has killed up to 1000 civilians …

Reuters – US says concerned over Sri Lanka civilian deaths


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