Katukurunda boat disaster: Death toll reaches 14 [photos]

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 8:36


The body of the seven year old boy who went missing following the Katukurunda boat disaster was found in Balapitiya Sea.

Death toll of the boat accident has now reached 14.


Body of a person who went missing following the Katukurunda boat tragedy has being recovered.

The body was found by a group of fishermen this morning and currently being placed on the beach near the Beruwala lighthouse, police said. The deceased is identified as a 28 year old young man.

Search operations are underway to locate the other three missing individuals.

Boat carrying about 40 people capsized in rough seas as it was on its way to a Church Festival in Kalutara. Thirteen people died in the tragedy.

Pics by Aluthgama Thusitha de Silva