Two youth was killed and three children were injured following an accidental explosion in Kalpitiya this evening, reporters in the area said.
Initial reports suggested that the explosion occurred near a Civil Defence Force camp along the beach stretch.
The children had found an un-exploded rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) along the beach.
They had then attempted to hit a turtle shell with the RPG resulting in the explosion, a reporter in the area told the Colombo Gazette.
A 17 year old boy who had hit a turtle shell with the RPG was killed in the blast.
The other four were rushed to hospital and one child died in hospital.