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Sri Lanka faces ecological disaster due to ship gutted by fire

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Mount Lavinia, Jul 24 (EFE/EPA).- Sri Lanka is facing ecological problems due to the gutted Singapore-registered X-Press Pearl vessel on fire since May 20.The ship sank on 2 June but not before generating potentially toxic slurry waste into the sea, leaving the authorities with more pressing concerns about an oil spill and the possible toxic effects on marine life.The vessel, carrying 1,500 containers of nitric acid and other toxic chemicals, was heading from India to the Colombo harbor when it caught fire off Sri Lankan waters. (Camera: CHAMILA KARUNARATHNE).SHOT LIST: DEAD OLIVE RIDLEY SEA TURTLE, PUFFERFISH, AND JELLYFISH, WASHED ASHORE ON THE BEACH AT MOUNT LAVINIA IN THE SUBURBS OF COLOMBO, SRI LANKA.

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