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Monday, 29 September 2014 - 13:47
A fishing vessel catches fire along Tangalle coastal belt; 5 fishermen injured.
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5 fishermen received injuries and were admitted to the Tangalle hospital after their vessel caught fire off the coast of Tangalle.

According to a Tangalle hospital spokesman, 4 fishermen among them have been transferred to Karapitiya Hospital for further treatment.

The vessel has ventured into sea from Tangalle coast last night to engage in fishing activities.

Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana stated that a fire has erupted on the vessel due to a technical fault.
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