Explosion at Pannipitiya house: Police releases investigation update

November 26, 2021 at 10:19 AM

The Government Analyst’s Department has confirmed that a gas leak from a domestic cylinder could have caused the explosion that had occurred at the house in Kottawa in Pannipitiya last morning.

The findings had been revealed after officials from the Government Analyst’s Department had inspected the scene of the explosion prior to arriving at the decision. 

The Kottawa Police had commenced investigations after receiving a complaint that a gas explosion had occurred in the said house. 

Preliminary investigations had found that the house had suffered severe damages, while no casualties or injuries had been reported in the incident.

The Kottawa Police is set to conduct further investigations into the explosion. (NewsWire)