In photos: The aftermath of a ship wreck off the coast of Sri Lanka
The sinking of a cargo ship carrying containers of harmful chemicals and plastics off the coast of Sri Lanka last week is shaping up to be an environmental disaster for the country.
The state of play: The ship, the X-Press Pearl, caught fire on May 20 and burned for two weeks before finally beginning to sink. Toxic debris from the fire has blanketed miles of the country's western coastline.
- Now, billions of plastic pellets are washing up, per the Washington Post.