Sri Lanka’s navy said it had detected fourteen bodies inside a Chinese fishing boat that capsized last week with twenty-nine crew on board.
The discovery came a day after a preliminary investigation by the Chinese government concluded that there were no survivors.
The Lu Peng Yuan U 028 capsized on May 16, with seventeen Chinese, seventeen Indonesians and five Filipinos on board five thousand kilometers west of Perth within Australia’s vast search-and-rescue area.
The Sri Lankan navy said its divers had recovered two bodies and spotted twelve more on Tuesday, releasing photographs showing the vessel’s overturned red hull and bodies being fished out of the water.
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