Death toll in ferry tragedy rises to eight
By Thameenah Razeek
A woman who was nearly drowned in the Kinniya ferry accident succumbed to her injuries, raising the death toll of the tragedy to eight.
According to Kinniya Police, the 43-year-old woman died on 4 December while being treated at the Kilinochchi Hospital. Five children were among the dead.
The ferry was being used by residents as the Kurinchankerny bridge was under construction.