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Domestic gas cylinder explodes at house in Hokandara

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A domestic gas cylinder has exploded at a house at Hokkandara in Pannipitiya early this morning, Police said.

They said the explosion reportedly took place at around 4.a.m today when the residents were asleep.

The house premises was badly damaged following the explosion caused by a Litro Gas cylinder. 

No one was injured in the explosion and the police are conducting investigations.(DSB)

  Comments - 12

  • Dee Thursday, 25 November 2021 01:57 PM

    What were those two clowns sitting and giving media statement (minus face masks) about international quality standards etc?

    kumar Thursday, 25 November 2021 02:00 PM

    the statement made by the litro officials yesterday is disproved to day

    Sumangala Thursday, 25 November 2021 05:48 PM

    Image shows the cylinder has NOT exploded. Media spreading fake news.

    damian Thursday, 25 November 2021 05:59 PM

    Cylinders do not explode. Gas leaked - due to damaged hose or connectors - explode. Do not spread wrong information you fools.

    Jan Thursday, 25 November 2021 06:16 PM

    What's the Reason for Explosion , EXPOSE Clearly to Safe Guard peoples

    suspect Thursday, 25 November 2021 07:59 PM

    Watch carefully the last photo. The fire place is located near edge of the room so the gas tank may be placed there as the cooker also set there. But severe damaged in the other corner of the room. Bit confuse..

    Sam Silva Thursday, 25 November 2021 08:06 PM

    If you see the gas cylinder no slightest damage but the news published as gas cylinder explosion.

    C Fernando Thursday, 25 November 2021 08:10 PM

    Oh Damian, seems to be quite a few damaged hoses and connectors around these days, no?

    Shah Friday, 26 November 2021 08:12 AM

    Going by above comments, seems there a futile attempt by some company reps to safeguard litro lol

    melanie perera Friday, 26 November 2021 08:20 AM

    Thank the Rajapakse boys for initiating a new venture to swindle gas money, supply sub standard gas, make huge profits by increasing the price and looting the public at will, not mentioning putting your life at risk. I am sure they are getting specially air lifted gas cylinders for their cooking from china.

    Sambo Friday, 26 November 2021 08:28 AM

    This is a critical issue and should be addressed immediately. As said have these gas cylinders in the house is like a ticking bomb. Who will be responsible for the damages caused. These bulls are only talking. The government should take action ASAP to resolve the public from this danger.

    Nina Senaweera Friday, 26 November 2021 12:03 PM

    Most importantly, how are the affected going to be reimbursed for their damages ? Have they been insured for this type of disaster ?


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