he Police said that a child had died due to injuries sustained by him in an accidental explosion in Thakwa Nagar, Muttur today (23).
Police Spokesperson SP Preshantha Jayakody told the media that five children were injured when the mortar fuse they were playing with exploded near the Muttur jetty. He added that the Muttur Police was investigating into the incident.
One of the children who had sustained serious injuries had succumbed to his injuries.
The injured children were rushed to the Muttur Hospital and later transferred to the Trincomalee Hospital for treatment.