The director of the Accident Ward in National hospital Colombo, Dr Anil Jasinha, said that 8 victims suffered injuries, 6 females and 2 males, who were transferred from Kalubowila hospital were admitted to the National hospital last evening. "Three females are undergoing treatments in ICU from the time they were admitted and one of them succumbed to her injuries while being treated this morning (May 27)", Dr Jasinha said.It is believed that the parcel bomb exploded had been placed on the luggage rack in the train.
Earlier, LTTE terrorists detonated two bombs in two carriages of a highly crowded train at the same railway station killing more than seventy and wounding over hundreds of innocent civilians in the same manner on 24th July 1996.
LTTE is a ruthless terrorist outfit notorious for crimes against innocent civilians. In its pursuit for a mono ethnic separate homeland for Tamils, the outfit has killed and maimed over tens and innocent children, Tamil and Sinhalese political leaders in indiscriminate bomb attacks. FBI in a recent report called LTTE the most dangerous terrorist outfit in the world.