Update to the news release ‘Navy in search and rescue operation to locate missing persons in ferry accident in Kinniya’

Sri Lanka Navy terminated the operation commenced to rescue the victims following the passenger ferry accident that occurred at the Kurinchankerny bridge in Kinniya, Trincomalee around 0730 hrs this morning (23rd November 2021).

The dedicated search and rescue operation was augmented by Navy rescue teams comprising Rapid Action Boat Squadron (RABS), Special Boat Squadron (SBS), Marines and Divers. Accordingly, the Navy rescue teams together with residents in the area rescued 26 individuals including children and rushed them to hospitals for medical attention. It has been reported that 06 individuals including children have died in this tragic incident.