UN says more than 100 children were among large numbers of Tamil civilians killed during weekend fighting.
Children killed in Sri Lanka 'bloodbath'
More than 100 children were among a large number of Tamil civilians killed in a weekend "bloodbath" in Sri Lanka, the United Nations' spokesman in Colombo, Gordon Weiss, said today. He said the UN had been warning of a bloodbath as tens of thousands of civilians have been trapped in a narrow patch of coastline where the Tamil Tigers are fighting to hold back a massive military assault. "The large scale killing of civilians, including the death of more than 100 children, over the weekend shows that the bloodbath scenario has become a reality," Mr Weiss said.