5 injured in ammonia gas tank explosion

September 14, 2018

Five persons have been injured when an ammonia gas tank burst at a rubber factory in the Poruwadanda Investment Zone in Wagawatte, Horana.

Police said two persons are in critical condition.

One individual is receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit and another has been transferred to the Panadura Base Hospital.

The injured were admitted to the Horana Base Hospital for treatment.

The ammonia gas tank burst when several gas tanks were being transported out of a lorry. The Ingiriya Police is conducting further investigations.