Sri Lanka faces ‘worst-ever beach pollution’ from burning ship
31 May 2021 | 10:39 am
Millions of plastic pellets from a container ship ablaze off Colombo have already washed up on beaches, along with other hazardous waste. The disaster threatens the lucrative fishing and tourism sectors.
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