Kinniya boat capsize death toll rises to seven

T.P. Lokuliyana | Published: 11:00 AM Nov 28 2021
Local Kinniya boat capsize death toll rises to seven

The death toll has risen to seven from the ferry capsize in Kinniya, Trincomalee five days ago, according to hospital sources.

A girl, aged six years, this morning (28) succumbed to injuries at the intensive care unit of the Trincomalee Hospital.

An elderly man, a woman, her two small children and two sisters died on the spot following the capsize at the Kurinchankerny lagoon.

The owner and two operators of the ill-fated ferry and the chairman of the Kinniya urban council, who gave approval for the ferry service, are in remand custody in connection with the incident.

The Navy has deployed a lagoon craft to transport passengers in the lagoon until the construction of the Kurinchankerny Bridge is completed.

T.P. Lokuliyana | Published: 11:00 AM Nov 28 2021

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