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Welikanda gas blast: Woman dies while receiving treatment for injuries

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A 19-year-old woman who had sustained injuries reportedly in a gas explosion has died last evening (25) after receiving treatment for nearly 12 days at the Colombo National Hospital, the Lankadeepa reported. 

The Welikanda Police said the married woman was injured in the explosion that had occurred at her residence in the Sandunpitiya village in Welikanda, Polonnaruwa on 13th November. 

Investigations have found that the woman had tried to light the gas cooker with a match stick after the gas cylinder had not ignited a flame, which had resulted in an explosion. 

No other family member had been at the house at the time of the incident, due to which neighbours had doused the fire that had erupted and had admitted the injured woman to the Welikanda District Hospital. 

The Police said based on a complaint filed by the relative of the victim, the Police have concluded investigations into the incident and have handed over the body of the deceased for the final rights to be conducted. 

The father of the woman has revealed that a domestic gas cylinder that was purchased recently had exploded, resulting in the death of his daughter. 

He further called on the relevant authorities to conduct a special investigation into the matter.

Meanwhile explosions are reported due to gas leaks in several places throughout the island.

However, the authorities have not yet taken any action or statement in this regard.


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