Presidential Committee look into the LP gas-related fires and explosions says that a total of 458 incidents related to LP gas had been reported in the country from 2021 January 1 to December 5.
Committee Chairman Moratuwa University Prof. Shantha Walpolage said 430 incidents related to LP gas had been reported in the country from November 29 to December 5.
Out of them, 174 incidents were related to the shattering of tempered glass on the gas cooker and the explosion of gas cookers, while 227 incidents were related to gas leakage. There had been 6 incidents where the regulator had been damaged and in another 20 cases the flexible hose had been damaged.
The eight-Member Expert Committee requests the public not to test whether there are gas leaks in cylinders using any methods.