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Sinking Sri Lanka ship fuels environmental fears

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A sinking cargo ship stuffed with tonnes of chemical substances and plastics is threatening marine life off the coast of Sri Lanka.

Efforts to tow the Singapore-registered X-Press Pearl into deeper water to restrict its environmental impression failed, officers stated.

A whole lot of tonnes of oil may leak into the ocean, with some warning it will “destroy the entire backside of the ocean”.

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