Sept 14 (ITN) Five persons have suffered injuries following the explosion of an Ammonia gas tank at a Rubber Factory at Poruwadanda in Horana.
The cylinder exploded after it had accidentally fallen off when being taken out of a truck which had transported several ammonia cylinder tanks to the factory this morning.The condition of two of the injured is reported to be critical.
One of the injured is receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the Horana Base Hospital. The other who is in a critical condition has been transferred to the Colombo National Hospital.
The Ingiriya Police are pursuing further investigations into the incident.