April 26, 2007
Shortly after midnight, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team in the city Vavuniya was awoken by the telephone. A night bus full of passengers was hit by a bomb explosion on the provincial road 30 kilometers outside the city. Some passengers were killed, and dozens were wounded. As soon as the security situation allowed, ambulances would try to pick them up. Could the anesthetist, the two surgeons, and the nurse from MSF report to the hospital immediately?
Full of projectiles
Acute blood loss
"As a surgeon, you treat injuries. The scale of the human tragedy only hits you later, when you go to intensive care and see the family standing around the bed of a man with metal bullet lodged in his brain who has little chance of survival."
Tension and fear
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