At least six dead – including four children – after ferry capsizes in Sri Lanka

World

At least six people, including four children, have died after a ferry capsized off the coast of eastern Sri Lanka.

A total of 12 people have been rescued so far, a spokesperson for the country’s navy, Captain Indika de Silva, confirmed.

He added that a search operation was continuing to take place.

Sri Lankan police officers inspect the capsized ferry in Kinniya, about 267 kilometres east of Colombo, Sri Lanka on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. At least six people are dead after a ferry capsized in eastern Sri Lanka on Tuesday, said Navy spokesperson Capt. Indika de Silva. At least 12 others have been rescued. (AP Photo/Mangalanath Liyanaarachchi)
Image:
Sri Lankan police officers inspect the capsized ferry in Kinniya

The ferry was travelling from Kurinchakeni to the town of Kinnaya along the eastern coast of Sri Lanka and was about 160 miles northeast of the country’s capital, Colombo, at the time of the accident.

A policeman and a hospital worker, who asked to remain anonymous, had confirmed the deaths.

Sri Lankan police and navy life savers attend the rescue work following a ferry capsized in Kinniya, about 267 kilometres east of Colombo, Sri Lanka on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Mangalanath Liyanaarachchi)
Image:
A search operation is continuing to take place

Pictures show police and members of the navy at the scene, with crowds of people standing on the shoreline.

It is unclear how many people were on board the ferry at the time of the accident, or what caused it to overturn.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Kanye West a ‘danger to my children’, David Baddiel says
e-Coast launched as ‘hassle-free’ electric beach cruiser bike with belt drive
Flybe collapses and cancels all flights, with hundreds of jobs lost
College football players to watch in 2023: Heisman candidates, freshman phenoms and surprises
CEO Phillips resigns after WRU allegations

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *