Smoke rises from the X-Press Pearl container vessel. Photo: Sri Lanka Air Force via AP Smoke rises from the X-Press Pearl container vessel. Photo: Sri Lanka Air Force via AP
Smoke rises from the X-Press Pearl container vessel. Photo: Sri Lanka Air Force via AP
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka fears massive oil spill as Singaporean container ship X-Press Pearl burns for 7th day

  • The fire is believed to have started in a container of nitric acid and rapidly spread, an official said
  • With heavy winds battering the X-Press Pearl vessel, authorities fear a new oil disaster on Sri Lanka’s beaches

Topic |   Sri Lanka
Smoke rises from the X-Press Pearl container vessel. Photo: Sri Lanka Air Force via AP Smoke rises from the X-Press Pearl container vessel. Photo: Sri Lanka Air Force via AP
Smoke rises from the X-Press Pearl container vessel. Photo: Sri Lanka Air Force via AP
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