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* Kinniya Ferry Accident: six people dead, 26 rescued by Sri Lanka Navy
Tue, Nov 23, 2021, 09:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 23, Colombo: Six people including children have died and 26 others were rescued by the Sri Lanka Navy teams after a ferry carrying the passengers capsized in the lagoon near the Kurinchankerny bridge in Kinniya, Trincomalee Tuesday morning (23).

The Navy rescue teams together with residents in the area rescued 26 individuals including children and rushed them to hospitals for medical attention.

Sri Lanka Navy said it has terminated the operation commenced to rescue the victims around 7:30 this morning.

The dedicated search and rescue operation was augmented by Navy rescue teams comprising Rapid Action Boat Squadron (RABS), Special Boat Squadron (SBS), Marines and Divers.

 

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