Sri Lankan police station blast was accidental, says investigators

Colombo, Sept 19 (ANI): Investigators have ruled out that Friday's blast, which destroyed a police station at Karadiyanaru in east Sri Lanka, is not an outcome of a terrorist activity.

According to Xinhua, officials from the police spokesman's office said its Crime Investigation Department's probe had revealed that the blast was accidental.

On Friday, 19 people including two Chinese workers died in the blast caused by an explosion in a container loaded with dynamite in a police station.

The blast destroyed the police station completely and also damaged properties in the neighborhood.

The site of the blast, Karadiyanaru, a small town in eastern Sri Lanka, was a one-time stronghold of Tamil Tiger rebels responsible for hundreds of bomb blasts targeting the military and civilians during their quarter-century rebellion for an ethnic homeland. (ANI)

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