Three people lost their lives due to a blast that occurred in a boiler.
Ella Police said that the blast occurred at 7.10 am today in a boiler used to provide heat to dry tea leaves. Three workers died on the spot. Two injured persons were admitted to the Badulla general hospital. Police say that the blast has occurred when firewood was being inserted. Further investigations are being carried out into the incident. The post mortems of the dead were held this afternoon.