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Shootout at prison. One killed

Jan 24, 2011 10:48:25 AM - itnnews.lk

One person has died and 21 have been injured after a shooting broke out at the Anuradhapura prison today. The injured have been rushed to the Anuradhapura Hospital.

Anuradhapura Hospital Director Dr. W.M.P. Wijekoon said that 23 injured were brought to the hospital. Of them, one succumbed to injuries. It has been identified that eight of them are Prison officials. The others are Prison inmates. The person who died was also an inmate. Some of those critically injured have been taken for surgery. One has been transferred to the Colombo National hospital. He added that his staff was providing all required treatment.