Container ship evacuated after explosion off Colombo

In this photo provided by Sri Lanka Air Force, smoke rises from the container vessel MV X-Press Pearl engulfed in flames off Colombo port, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. An explosion occurred Tuesday on a ship anchored off Sri Lanka’s capital on which a fire had been burning for several days, prompting the evacuation of all crew members, officials said. (Sri Lanka Air Force via AP)
In this photo provided by Sri Lanka Air Force, smoke rises from the container vessel MV X-Press Pearl engulfed in flames off Colombo port, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. An explosion occurred Tuesday on a ship anchored off Sri Lanka’s capital on which a fire had been burning for several days, prompting the evacuation of all crew members, officials said. (Sri Lanka Air Force via AP)

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