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* Prosecution Rejects Arrest Warrant for Sri Lankan over Oil Storage Tank Fire
Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 08:02 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 10 (KBS) Prosecutors have turned down an arrest warrant request for a Sri Lankan national over a massive fire at an oil storage facility in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province on Sunday.


The Goyang police said Wednesday that they requested the previous day the warrant for the 27-year old man from Sri Lanka on the charge of accidental fire, but the prosecution rejected it and demanded a supplementary investigation.

A police official said the police will seek the warrant again around noon on Wednesday.

The man is accused of accidentally starting the fire at an oil tank by releasing a sky lantern from a nearby construction site about a kilometer from the facility. The police suspect the fire was started when the lantern ignited grass near the tank.

He reportedly found the lantern which had been flown during a camping event held at an elementary school on Saturday.

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