Dec 01, 2021

8-yr old dies from house fire

An 8-year old girl has died after a fire broke out at her house in Weligama last night (30).

According to police, a fire had broken out inside a room of the house, and the girl who was sleeping had died after the roof collapsed on her.

However, her grandmother and 13-year old sister, who were sleeping in an adjacent room, had managed to run out and save themselves.

Although the cause of the fire is yet to be known, police say initial investigations have ruled out the possibility of it being a gas related incident as the gas cylinder, stove or kitchen appliances were unharmed.