Explosion destroys Vavuniya ammo dump

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 20 March 2002, 19:20 GMT]
An ammunition dump of the Sri Lanka army exploded Wednesday evening in Vavuniya, military sources in the northern border town said. The SLA said that the reason for the explosion was not known but added that it may have been caused by accidental ignition. A large stock of 7.62 ammunition was destroyed in the blast, the sources said.

A SLA team is expected to arrive in Vavuniya tomorrow from Colombo to conduct investigations into the explosion.

Hundred and fifty grenades and 120 smoke bombs were among the things that were destroyed in the blast, sources said.

 

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