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Five killed in boat accident

Jun 4, 2011 11:09:05 AM - itnnews.lk

Five people have lost their lives in a boat accident that occurred in Batticaloa.

The boat had capsized in Kalaru Lagoon. Their bodies have been recovered and six persons who were rescued have been admitted to Batticaloa and Kalawanchikudi Hospitals. Search operations were carried out with the intervention of Navy Rescue teams. The accident has been caused due to the overcrowding of the boat as it had capacity only for three persons.