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Ferry capsizes in Sri Lanka; at least 6 dead

Andrew Cuomo

Associated Press

COLOMBO (AP) — Police say a ferry has capsized in eastern Sri Lanka, killing at least six people. A police spokesperson said so far twenty people have been rescued but it is not certain how many people were on the ferry. Four children were among the dead and another child is in intensive care, according to police. It was not immediately known what caused the ferry to capsize. The ferry was traveling between two towns along the country’s eastern coast and about 260 kilometers (160 miles) northeast of the capital, Colombo. Ferry accidents are relatively rare in Sri Lanka because many locations are now connected by bridges. Angry residents burned tires and surrounded government offices, blaming officials for the accident.

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