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Bus blast in Sri Lanka kills at least 12 people

world Updated: Apr 04, 2007 08:54 IST
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Bus blast in Sri Lanka kills at least 12 people

At least 12 people were killed and about 20 wounded when a bomb exploded inside a bus in eastern Sri Lanka on Monday, police and hospital sources said.

The bodies of 12 people, including a child, were brought to the main hospital in Amparai, 350 kilometres east of Colombo, a spokesman for the hospital said.

He said about 20 people had been brought in with injuries while the hospital was ready to accept more victims.

Police said they suspected that the bomb may have exploded inside the civilian bus.

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