Nov 25, 2021

Blast in Kottawa : Another gas leak?

A blast has occurred at a home in Pannipitiya, Kottawa today (25).

The incident, which had taken place in the early hours of the day, is suspected as a possible gas leak, police say.

Although the house has sustained damages, no one has been hurt.

Several gas-leak related incidents have been reported during this month.

On Nov. 04, two were injured after a blast due to a gas leak occurred in a restaurant in Weligama.

A similar incident had taken place in Ratnapura on Nov. 16.

On Nov. 20, an international food outlet at the old Racecourse building had caught fire due to a gas leak. Two persons sustained minor injuries in the incident.

Speaking recently, former DG of the Consumer Affairs Authority - Thushan Gunawardena says that a drastic change of the chemical composition in LPG gas has been the cause of these incidents.

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