Coastal Railway service has recommenced. Bomb blast occurred inside 5th carriage, investigators confirm. Train left Maradana at 4.35pm bound for Panadura when blast took place at 5pm as train started moving from a stop at Dehiwala Station. Injured are all admitted at wards 2,4,6 and 10 at Colombo North Kalubovila Teaching Hospital.
The government's plans to fix Closed Circuit TVs (CCTVs) inside buses has commenced with two buses plying between Dambulla and Colombo being fitted with such cameras today. Later, the project might expand to include trains as well.
6 killed 73 wounded in the blast this evening. 4 are women, two are men. 5 seriously injured are undergoing emergency surgery. The bomb was planted on the goods rack on either the 5th or 6th Rail Carriage. The Coastal Railway Service is postponed until further notice.
A bomb exploded inside a railway compartment at the Dehiwala Railway station around 30 minutes ago. So far 4 dead bodies lay inside the cabin. 30 others injured in the blast have been admitted to hospital.
All dead and injured persons are civilians. The train was plying from Colombo to Panadura at the time.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Posted by Defencewire at 5:37 PM