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Oil, plastic and nitric acid: Sinking cargo ship risks ecological disaster off Sri Lankan coast

FRANCE24, 03 Jun 2021
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A #fire on board a cargo ship off the coast of #SriLanka that has burned for 13 days was finally extinguished on Tuesday, June 1. But salvage teams say the ship is now sinking and hundreds of tonnes of fuel, as well as the ship's toxic cargo, are at risk of spilling into the ocean, threatening to compound what is already one of the country's worst ever #environmental disasters.

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