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Thursday, 05 May 2016 - 7:51
Chemical leak suspected to be the cause behind Moratuwa University fire
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The laboratory at the University of Moratuwa has been completely destroyed due to a fire that erupted yesterday.

A Unit Officer from the Fire Brigade of the Moratuwa Municipal Council noted that a roof of the building had also been damaged.

It was reported that the fire erupted around 7:30 pm yesterday. It lasted for about two hours and 4 firefighting apparatus were used for the containment.

The officer added that suspicions have arisen that the cause for the fire was a chemical leak.

However in order to clarify the cause, an investigation into the matter has been initiated.

The loss incurred due to the fire has yet to be determined.

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