Sri Lanka to probe explosion in ammunition store

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 16:50

Colombo: Sri Lankan military has ordered
probe into explosion at an ammunition store that killed a soldier and caused injuries to two others, officials said here Tuesday.

Brigadier Nihal Hapuarachchi, the military spokesman said the body of the soldier was discovered this morning during a search.

A five member committee has been appointed to probe the
matter.

The explosion rocked the military dump at Weerawila in
the southern town of Tissamaharama yesterday.

The explosion occurred after a routine firing exercise
in the camp. The army`s military dump is located within close
proximity to the Sri Lanka airforce base and its air strip.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 16:50

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