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By BBC News
At least 60 civilians have been killed by shells fired in a no-fire zone in Sri Lanka in the past 24 hours, a senior health official there says.
Two health facility compounds in the north-east region were also hit, Dr T Varatharaja told the BBC.
Tens of thousands of civilians are trapped by the fighting between the Sri Lanka military and Tamil Tigers rebels.
The military has denied responsibility for the casualties, and the rebels have not responded.
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