16 Oct '11, 1pm

Austrian kidnap victim Kampusch opens children's hospital in Sri Lanka with donations she got after escaping captivity

VIENNA (AFP) - Austrian kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch has opened a children's hospital in Sri Lanka with donations she received after escaping an eight-year captivity in a cellar in 2006, reports said on Sunday. The hospital, in the small village of Bulathsinhala in southern Sri Lanka, will cater to a region of some 1,5 million inhabitants, treating mostly tsunami victims, orphans and children who have been sexually abused, the daily Kronen Zeitung said. 'There are currently 25 beds and 50,000 children will be treated as outpatients. Previously, they were treated in a shack,' Ms Kampusch, 23, told the newspaper in an interview. 'I'm a little embarrassed at what many people in this world do to their kids. My wish is to make something right, to repair what others have done,' she said, after inaugurating the new hospital last week.

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