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Update: Nine killed in Katukurunda boat tragedy

19 February 2017 01:00 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


At least nine bodies had been recovered following a boat tragedy in the seas off Katukurunda today, the Police said.

They said around 20 boats had left Beruwala coast to attend a festival in Kalutara this morning and one of the boat had capsized. Police said another eight persons were receiving treatment at the Nagoda Hospital.

The bodies were taken to the Hospital.

The Navy and the Police are continuing search for other victims.


Video by Rathnasiri Premalal

  Comments - 8

  • Justuca USA.. Sunday, 19 February 2017 04:48 PM

    make it compulsory to wear a life vest on ALL boats...its freely available n cheap....compared to the lives lost... via DM Android App

    Mohanan Sunday, 19 February 2017 05:41 PM

    They should make life jackets compulsory for everybody getting into boats.

    aravinda Sunday, 19 February 2017 06:08 PM

    Please make life jackets mandatory on all sea going crafts. I don't think life jackets are very expensive.

    Larisa Sunday, 19 February 2017 06:13 PM

    I saw this tragedy. Not far from the shore of Kalutara it happened. For a few seconds .. Help from the shore waiting for more than an hour. Drowned, mostly women and children. Unhappy people.

    Shelly. Sunday, 19 February 2017 06:52 PM

    Suicide in the name of religion. There are a number of other places where relgious boat trips organized at very high risk..Authorities must hold responsibility for the disaster. via DM Android App

    Jans Sunday, 19 February 2017 06:54 PM

    Overloaded and Not wearing Life Jackets that is the main reason via DM Android App

    Dee Sunday, 19 February 2017 10:46 PM

    Wearing life jacket would have been un holy. So they all have been accepted by who ever!

    vini Monday, 20 February 2017 03:37 PM

    What is this religious event? Does anybody know?

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