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Six killed, 11 injured in Sri Lanka's ferry overturn

Six killed, 11 injured in Sri Lanka's ferry overturn

Colombo, Nov 23 (UNI/Xinhua) Six people, including four school children, were killed and 11 others injured when a ferry they were travelling in capsized in east Sri Lanka on Tuesday morning, police said.

The police said several school children were on board the ferry when it capsized in Kinniya, Trincomalee and navy divers were on ground conducting an immediate search and rescue mission.

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