Dolphins, turtles killed by fire-ravaged ship in Sri Lanka

Dolphins, turtles killed by fire-ravaged ship in Sri Lanka

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2021-06-17 22:03

COLOMBO: Dozens of turtles and dolphins were killed by intense heat and chemical poisoning from a container ship that burned for almost two weeks off Sri Lanka, authorities said on Thursday (Jun 17).

The Singapore-registered MV X-Press Pearl has been partially submerged off the island nation's coast since early June after an onboard blaze released tonnes of plastic raw materials that swamped local beaches.

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