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Sri Lanka faces environmental disaster as oil pours from stricken ship

BBC, 04 Jun 2021
There are fears that hundreds of tonnes of oil could spill into the sea off Sri Lanka from a stricken cargo ship, adding to what is already a major environmental disaster.  

The container ship caught fire and huge quantities of plastic pellets on board have already spread along Sri Lanka's western coastline, polluting pristine beaches and threatening the country's fishing industry.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Secunder Kermani.

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