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47 Tamils killed in SL army bombing of makeshift hospital

May 13, 2009

The Sri Lanka Army fired artillery shells killing at least 47 civilians, patients and the Administrative Officer K. Tharmakulasingam Tuesday morning around 8:00 a.m. At least 55 patients sustained serious injuries in the attack on the makeshift hospital which was functioning at Mu’l’li-vaaykkaal junior school. The attack came while around 2,000 wounded patients within the last 3 days were waiting for the ICRC to be transported in the ship. More than 2,600 civilians were killed within the past 3 days in Sri Lankan attacks in Vanni.
Read full report here.

Further coverage (including video):
SBS World News : Sri Lanka denies hospital charge
The Australian : Sri Lankan civilians used as ‘cannon fodder’ by Tamil Tigers and army

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