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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 12:15
Landmine detected from school garden in Vavuniya
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Nedunkerni Police says that a landmine was detected from the garden of the Nedunkerni Maha Vidyalaya in Vavuniya.

It was detected last afternoon (09).

The explosive device was detected while the garden was being excavated for a construction activity.

Upon this was noticed by the schoolchildren, they have informed the principal who in turn had notified the Police.

Police said that the children were lucky and had it exploded it could have devastated the area.

Later, schoolchildren were evacuated and the STF Bomb Disposal Unit was called in to defuse the bomb.


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