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Sunday, 19 February 2017 - 18:44
11 killed in Katukurunda boat accident,Another 32 hospitalised
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At least 11 persons were killed after a boat carrying a group of people capsized in sea off Katukurunda coast this morning around 11.30

Another 32 who were rescued are receiving treatment at Beruwala and Nagoda hospitals.

The police said the remains of the deceased have been taken to the Nagoda hospital.

The boat was among several vessels that departed for Kalutara from the Beruwala fisheries harbour for a religious purpose.

Kaluthara District Assistant director of the Fisheries Department Nuwan Gunawardana speaking to our news team stated that the boat might have capsized due to overcrowding.

The search operation is still underway with the assistance from the Navy and Sri Lanka Air Force.

8 navy rescue boats, 4 doras,  20 sailors and 11 divers were deployed for the rescue mission.



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