mercoledì 19 luglio 2017

Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan church sets rules to avoid future boat tragedies
A top Sri Lankan church official has announced new stringent regulations in response to a religious procession that resulted in fatalities off the coast of the island nation's Western Province. Some 15 people were killed and 33 hospitalized after an overloaded trawler carrying Catholic pilgrims from the parish of Beruwela, Kalutara District, capsized in deep seas Feb. 19. The just completed police investigation said that none of the passengers were wearing life jackets. (...)