Saturday 25 November 2017

Explosions at Sri Lanka military camp as fire breaks out

Fire broke out at a military camp
Fire broke out at a military camp

A fire has broken out at an army camp near Sri Lanka's capital, causing explosions at the camp.

Military spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said the fire broke out at the Salawa army camp in Kosgama on Sunday evening. The fire spread to the ammunition dump, causing explosions.

Brig Jayaweera says it is not yet known whether there are any casualties.

Local television channel Sirasa said officials were evacuating residents living close to the camp, and that a main road near the camp has been closed to traffic.

Kosgama is about 22 miles east of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital.

Press Association

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