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Senior Laboratory Assistant of Horana rubber factory remanded

The Senior Laboratory Assistant of the rubber factory in Horana who was arrested over the death of five persons in the ammonia tank incident was remanded until April 25, by the Horana Magistrate’s Court.

The female suspect, a resident of Horana, Dikhenapura who was arrested last evening (21) was produced before Horana Magistrate’s Court, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

Meanwhile, the manager of the rubber factory in Horana, who was arrested over the death of five persons in the ammonia tank incident, was remanded until April 25 by the Horana Magistrate’s Court.

The Director General of Labour said legal action will be taken against Horana rubber factory for failing to take safety precautions.

At around 1.20pm on April 19, a worker fell into the tank, which collects ammonia wastage from the rubbery factory in Bellapitiya, while reportedly attempting to clean it.

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