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Blast heard in town east of Sri Lankan capital, investigation underway

REUTERS
Published : Apr 25, 2019, 10:13 am IST
Updated : Apr 25, 2019, 10:13 am IST

Further details awaited.

This came at a time of high tension in Sri Lanka following the Easter bombings. (Photo: Representational)
 This came at a time of high tension in Sri Lanka following the Easter bombings. (Photo: Representational)

Colombo: A blast was heard on Thursday from vacant land behind the magistrates court in the town of Pugoda, 40 km (25 miles) east of the capital Colombo, police and local residents said.

Police said they were investigating the explosion, which came at a time of high tension in Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday suicide bomber attacks on the island state that killed 359 people and wounded about 500.

Tags: sri lanka bombings
Location: Sri Lanka, Western, Colombo