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Filipino sailor killed in Sri Lanka; 6 arrested

/ 04:19 PM March 12, 2013

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka  — Sri Lanka police say a Filipino sailor was hacked to death in a ship anchored at the Colombo port and six fellow sailors have been arrested over the killing.

Police spokesman Buddika Siriwardana says 37-year-old Prebin Magalons Boniu was killed inside a Taiwanese ship early Monday morning following a dispute among the sailors.

The six Filipino sailors suspected of the killing fled from the ship but surrendered to police Tuesday through the Philippine Embassy. Siriwardana says investigations are continuing.

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