Owner held over blast in backyard | Daily News

Owner held over blast in backyard

Warakagoda Police on Tuesday investigating an explosion that took place in the backyard of a house in Thebuwana arrested the owner of the house.

Police and STF teams rushed to the scene after residents reported a massive explosion from the backyard of the house in Elegoda, Thebuwana, in the Matugama Police division.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the windowpanes of many houses in the vicinity were broken as a result of the explosion. A police officer said many would have lost their lives had this explosion taken place in a populated area.

The suspect was to be produced before the Matugama Magistrate yesterday.

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