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Fears of Sri Lanka 'catastrophe'

The Red Cross says its staff in Sri Lanka are witnessing an "unimaginable humanitarian catastrophe" in the area where troops have trapped Tamil Tiger rebels and thousands of civilians.

The agency says a ferry loaded with aid has been unable to reach the battered north-eastern coastal strip for three days because of fighting.

Damian Grammaticas reports from Colombo.

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