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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 13:52
Bodies of a 7-year-old child and a youth recovered following Katukurunda bat accident (Photos)
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The Bodies of two persons who went missing following a boat capsizing at sea off the coast of Katukurunda have been recovered this morning.

A group of fishermen retrieved the body of a 25-year old victim and a 7-year old boy that were found floating in the seas off Beruwala and Balapitiya respectively.

The death toll from the boat accident now stands at 14.

However, it is reported that another child and a man are still missing.

The boat capsized in the seas off Katukurunda while participating  in a boat parade at the annual feast of the St. Lazurus Church in Beruwala last Sunday.

The accident occurred last Sunday in the Kalutara, Katukurunda coastal area during a boat parade that was held parallel to the Beruwala St. Lazarus church annual feast.

Issuing a message of condolence on the boat accident, Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said that the government needs to look into implementing laws to protect the devotees attending such traditional religious festivals in future.

A special service will be held on behalf of those who died from the boat accident this evening at the Beruwala St. Lazarus Church with the archbishop presiding.

        

Photos - Aluthgama Thusitha De Silva


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