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Second de-mining worker dies after succumbing to injuries

A second de-mining worker died today after he succumbed to injuries suffered when a landmine exploded in Mankulam, Mullaitivu on Monday. 

Rajenthiran Nitharsan (28), originally from Omanthai, Vavuniya was admitted to Vavuniya hospital on Monday following the blast.

Another worker, 24-year-old Pathmanathan Thileepan from Paravipanchan, Kilinochchi was killed during the explosion. 

Over 80 mines have been discovered since work began in Mankulam, Mullaitivu at the beginning of August.