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Five students drown in boat tragedy off Jaffna

28 August 2017 03:39 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


At least five students drowned in the seas off Mandative in Jaffna when the boat they were travelling in capsized this afternoon, police said.

They said the bodies of five students were recovered and taken to hospital while the navy and police are searching for another student who went missing.

Police said the seven A/L students are reported to have gone in a fishing boat to Mandative islet to celebrate the completion of the A/L examination. (Sithum Chaturanga)


Video by Gobi Ranjan

  Comments - 4

  • Tax Payer Monday, 28 August 2017 04:46 PM

    For sure, they would not have been wearing any safety equipment.

    Jinn Monday, 28 August 2017 04:51 PM

    I guess Alcohol is the main reason for the tragedy...

    ceylon Monday, 28 August 2017 05:37 PM

    sea is great.sea is dangerous.students swim in sea is stupid.even best swimers never play with sea. via DM Android App

    Ama Tuesday, 29 August 2017 08:31 AM

    They would have danced inside the boat and as a result, that boat would have capsized.

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