Nov 27th 2013
Leaders of the PMANE (People’s movement against Nuclear Energy) leading the struggle against Koodankulam nuclear power plant S.P Udayakumar and M. Pushparayan distanced itself from the unfortunate incident at Tsunami Colony, near the Koodankulam nuclear plant, in which at least six people, including three girls, were killed when country bombs exploded in a house around 7pm on Tuesday.
S.P Udayakumar said, “A koothenkuzhi refugee group seems to have done a misadventure. Idinthakarai people and PMANE have nothing to do with it. Our nonviolent struggle continues”
M Pushparayan told the Times of India that the country bombs had nothing to do with their movement nor were their supporters involved in bomb making.
Accodring to TOI report, “the bombs were allegedly stocked by some villagers following a clash with another group. Three houses caved in due to the impact of the explosion. Fearing arrest, all villagers fled Tsunami Colony as soon as police personnel arrived. Fire and rescue services personnel put off the fire and started work to remove the debris. “We fear some villagers could be trapped under the debris,” a police officer said.”