More tamils reported dead in Sri Lanka's 'no-fire zone'
Heavy shelling by the Sri Lankan army of a designated safe area has left 129 civilians dead and 282 wounded
Sri lankan government forces pounded the area on the northeast coast throughout Wednesday, hitting sites including a child nutrition centre. It said the attack was the single "most cruel carnage" by the army in months of fighting.
At least 128 civilians have died and more than 700 have been injured in three days of shelling in the last remaining pocket of Tamil Tiger resistance in Sri Lanka, according to reports from inside the "no-fire zone".
The deaths came as the Sri Lankan military announced that operations to free tens of thousands of trapped civilians had entered their final stage.
Reports of the latest casualties were compiled by Human Rights Watch, which said it had spoken to doctors working inside the coastal strip covering eight square miles (2,000 ha) where the UN estimates about 100,000 civilians are trapped.