Mattegoda army camp blast – News1st receives visuals

Mattegoda army camp blast – News1st receives visuals

Written by Staff Writer

02 Oct, 2014 | 2:09 pm

The fire that broke out at the Mattegoda army camp following an explosion in the armoury on Thursday morning has been contained.

Army Commander Lt. Gen. Daya Ratnayake said that investigations have been launched to ascertain the cause of the explosion. Residents in the area said that loud explosion were heard from the army camp on Thursday morning.

Quick measures were taken by the army to douse the fire after security was tightened around the camp. According to our correspondent fire brigades were also dispatched to assist in dousing the fire. The army said that no casualties were reported in the incident.

We have also received the visuals of the incident. Please watch video

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