11 die and 13 injured in boat accident

11 die and 13 injured in boat accident

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11 people have died and 30 have been admitted to the hospital after a boat toppled over in the sea off Kalutara, Katukurunda. The boat was sailing with the passengers to attend a religious function from Beruwala to Kalutara. Police Headquarters said that 19 boats were sailing to take part in the function. One of those boats had toppled over. Six Navy boats and a Bell 212 Helicopter of the Airforce were deployed to rescue the passengers. 11 bodies have been recovered and sent to the Beruwala Hospital Mortuary. 30 rescued people have been admitted to the hospital.