By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya
At least 27 incidents of LP gas-related explosions have been reported across the country since last Saturday (27) up to yesterday, according to the police.
Accordingly, gas-related explosions were reported in Kilinochchi, Padukka, Haliela, Kalmunai, Arachchikattuwa, Ja-Ela, Manikpai, Mirigama, Bibila, Marawila, Hatton, Kekirawa, Matara, Ragama, Hanwella, Rambukkana, Embilipitiya, Ganemulla, Mattakkuliya, Trincomalee, Wariyapola, Chilaw, Kalutara (South), Padiyathalawa, Kadawatha and Kollupitiya. Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said that 15 incidents related to explosion of gas stove and gas pipes due to the gas leaks from the cylinders have been reported Monday alone, while another four such incidents were reported as of yesterday afternoon. However, he said no injuries were reported from the incidents reported within the past two days.
It was reported that all the explosions had taken place involving Litro gas cylinders.