Shelling doesn't spare even babies in wombs

[TamilNet, Sunday, 15 March 2009, 02:18 GMT]
While four pregnant mothers were killed in SLA shelling on Friday inside the safe zone, another mother who was admitted to the makeshift-hospital after injuries in her lower abdomen gave birth Saturday to a baby girl, but the hospital staff noticed the child having shrapnel on her left thigh. The newborn child went through a small surgery even before her first feeding, according to the medical staff at the hospital in Maaththa'lan.

Newborn child with shrapnel injury
The shrapnel was removed immediately after the birth


The mother who gave birth to the baby girl is 24-year-old Prasad Sivatharsany from Thearaavil, Visuvamadu. She was injured in a shell attack on 02 March.

A  6 months old foetus was found truncated of both feet inside the womb
A 6 months old foetus was found truncated of both feet inside the womb
Another pregnant mother aged 28, with shell blast injuries admitted to the hospital on Wednesday went through abdominal surgery. The 6 months old foetus was found truncated of both feet. The following day, the mother also died.

A pregnant mother delivering dead twins was already reported on Thursday

Medical sources in the makeshift-hospital said pregnant mothers who lack nutritious food and face continuous trauma in addition to the physical stress are having a difficult time, especially after mini-cyclone hitting the safe zone last week.

Newborn child with shrapnel injury
Newborn baby with injuries caused by shrapnel of a shell


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