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Sri Lankan Navy rescues 35 from capsized ferry

01 Oct 2022, 20:44 GMT+10

COLOMBO, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday rescued 35 people on board a ferry that capsized in the seas off northwestern Sri Lanka.

The ferry was traveling between a chain of islets.

The police said that the ferry was old and had started leaking soon after it left the shore.

Most of the passengers on board are seasonal fishermen and businessmen involved in the fishing industry.

No one was seriously injured.

The Navy and police are investigating what caused the ferry to leak.

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