Colombo, Nov 23 (AdaDerana) – Six people have reportedly drowned while 11 others sustained injuries after a ferry capsized in the area of Kuringankerni in Kinniya, Trincomalee, the Police said.
The Police reported that four schoolchildren are among the six people who died after a passenger ferry capsized in Kinniya, Trincomalee earlier today.
Meanwhile, the injured are currently receiving treatment at the Kinniya Hospital.
The salvage divers of the Navy and the Police have launched a joint effort to rescue the missing people.
The ferry had been transporting a group of children and teachers when it capsized this morning (November 23).