Sri Lankan navy finds 14 bodies in capsized Chinese boat
Agencies | Colombo
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Sri Lanka’s navy said yesterday it had located 14 bodies inside a Chinese fishing boat that had capsized last week with 39 crew on board.
The grisly discovery came a day after a preliminary Chinese government probe concluded there were no survivors on the vessel that overturned on May 16.
The Lu Peng Yuan Yu 028 had on board 17 Chinese, 17 Indonesians and five Filipinos and was within Australia’s vast search-and-rescue region, 5,000 kilometres (2,700 nautical miles) west of Perth.
The Philippine foreign ministry said the boat was located on May 18 about 1,000 kilometres south of Sri Lanka but that rescue efforts were hindered by bad weather.