Five killed in boat tragedy

Five people were killed when the boat they were travelling in capsized in Beruwala this evening, the police said.

The boat was taking the group to visit the Beruwala lighthouse when tragedy struck.

The police said that 11 people were on board the boat when it was hit by a strong wave.

Witnesses managed to rescue the rest of the people on the boat after it capsized.

Further investigations are underway.