25/04/2019 10:15 AM IST | Updated 25/04/2019 10:16 AM IST

Yet Another Blast Heard In Sri Lanka's Pugoda Town: Police

Pugoda is located 40 km east of the capital Colombo.

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COLOMBO — A blast was heard on Thursday from vacant land behind the magistrates court in the Sri Lankan town of Pugoda, 40 km (25 miles) east of the capital Colombo, police and local residents said.

Police said they were investigating the explosion, which came at a time of high tension in Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday suicide bomber attacks on the island state that killed 359 people and wounded about 500.