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World: Ferry capsizes in Sri Lanka; at least 6 dead

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COLOMBO (AP) — A ferry capsized in eastern Sri Lanka on Tuesday, killing at least six people, a navy spokesperson said.

Sri Lankan police and navy life savers attend the rescue work following a ferry capsized in Kinniya, about 267 kilometres east of Colombo, Sri Lanka on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. At least six people have died after a ferry capsized in eastern Sri Lanka, Navy official says. (AP Photo/Mangalanath Liyanaarachchi) © Provided by Associated Press Sri Lankan police and navy life savers attend the rescue work following a ferry capsized in Kinniya, about 267 kilometres east of Colombo, Sri Lanka on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. At least six people have died after a ferry capsized in eastern Sri Lanka, Navy official says. (AP Photo/Mangalanath Liyanaarachchi)

Twelve people have been rescued and the search for others is continuing, navy spokesperson Capt. Indika de Silva said. It wasn't immediately clear how many people were on board the ferry or what caused it to overturn.

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Sri Lankan police officers inspect the capsized ferry in Kinniya, about 267 kilometres east of Colombo, Sri Lanka on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. At least six people are dead after a ferry capsized in eastern Sri Lanka on Tuesday, said Navy spokesperson Capt. Indika de Silva. At least 12 others have been rescued. (AP Photo/Mangalanath Liyanaarachchi) © Provided by Associated Press Sri Lankan police officers inspect the capsized ferry in Kinniya, about 267 kilometres east of Colombo, Sri Lanka on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. At least six people are dead after a ferry capsized in eastern Sri Lanka on Tuesday, said Navy spokesperson Capt. Indika de Silva. At least 12 others have been rescued. (AP Photo/Mangalanath Liyanaarachchi)

Four children were among the dead, according to a policeman and a hospital worker who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk to the media.

The ferry was traveling from Kurinchakeni to the town of Kinniya along the country’s eastern coast and about 260 kilometers (160 miles) northeast of the capital, Colombo, the navy spokesperson said.

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Sri Lankan police and navy life savers attend the rescue work following a ferry capsized in Kinniya, about 267 kilometres east of Colombo, Sri Lanka on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Mangalanath Liyanaarachchi) © Provided by Associated Press Sri Lankan police and navy life savers attend the rescue work following a ferry capsized in Kinniya, about 267 kilometres east of Colombo, Sri Lanka on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Mangalanath Liyanaarachchi)

Ferry accidents are relatively rare in Sri Lanka because many locations are now connected by bridges.

Sri Lankan police and navy life savers attend the rescue work following a ferry capsized in Kinniya, about 267 kilometres east of Colombo, Sri Lanka on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Mangalanath Liyanaarachchi) © Provided by Associated Press Sri Lankan police and navy life savers attend the rescue work following a ferry capsized in Kinniya, about 267 kilometres east of Colombo, Sri Lanka on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Mangalanath Liyanaarachchi)

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