Police stated that smoke is spreading once again from the chemical storage facility in the Homagama Industrial Zone that had caught fire on two separate occasions a few months ago.
Homagama Police mentioned that chlorine emitted from the chemical storage facility has been added to the current foggy condition that prevails within the area.
Therefore, police have urged the employees of the factories in the Homagama Industrial Zone to wear face masks while working in the area.
Furthermore, the police explained that if the required amount of sunlight is received by the area, this situation will be resolved. However, the general public are requested to wear face masks properly, until the smoggy nature of the air in the area clears up.
Police also informed the people living in the area to be hospitalized immediately, if anyone experiences difficulty in breathing.
A fire broke out in a chemical storage facility in the Homagama Industrial Zone on August 17, 2023.