Sri Lanka train blast kills seven, scores injured

May 26, 2008 (LBO) – A blast ripped through a train in a suburb of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo during the evening rush hour, killing at least seven and injuring 62, the security media centre said. Military spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara said the blast went off near the Dehiwela station south of the capital.

An official of the nearby Kalubowila hospital said 62 persons had been admitted to his hospital.

The bomb was inside a railway carriage on a train bound for Panadura from Maradana in the capital.

Authorities have been warning people to be vigilant for bomb attacks by the Tamil Tigers on civilian targets.

Over the weekend a bomb was discovered in a bus.

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