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Six persons killed after ferry capsizes in eastern Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan police and Navy life savers attend the rescue work following a ferry capsize in Kinniya, about 267 kilometres east of Colombo, Sri Lanka on November 23, 2021.   | Photo Credit: AP

At least six persons, including children, were killed on November 23 after a ferry capsized in eastern Sri Lanka’s Trincomalee District, police said.

Eleven people who were on the ferry sustained injuries and were admitted to a hospital, the police was quoted as saying by the Colombo Gazette.

Hospital sources said that some of those receiving treatment were in critical condition.

The ferry was being used to transport people from one end to the other.


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