The death toll due to the Kandakkuliya Kalpitiya explosion last afternoon has increased to two.
A 15-year old youth who was receiving treatment at the Puttalam hospital after being wounded in the incident last afternoon succumbed to his injuries.
The explosion had occurred when one of them while collecting objects from the beach had taken an unidentified object to his hand and dashed it on a turtle shell.
The two persons killed are Kandakkuliya residents aged 15 and 17 years.
Another three are currently receiving treatment at the Puttalam hospital.