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Fourth gas cylinder explosion in a month; concerns mount over composition change

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COLOMBO (News 1st); The fourth incident of a domestic gas cylinder exploding within a month, was reported from Kottawa on Thursday (25).During the early hours on Thursday (25), the domestic gas cylinder at a house close to the Pannipitiya School Junction in Kottawa, exploded causing serious damage to property, and fortunately, no one was injured.Residents said that they heard an explosion and decided to remain indoors and only when they came out of their rooms later that they realised an explosion had taken place.Previous Incidents:3rd March 2021: One person died when a gas cylinder at a hotel in Sangharaja Mawatha, Colombo exploded.4th November 2021: A gas leak resulted in an explosion at a tourist hostel in Kapparatota, Weligama.16th.

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