111 years on, Titanic tragedy continues to captivate hearts and minds

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – April 15th marks the Titanic Remembrance Day, a day to honor the memory of the passengers and crew who lost their lives when the iconic Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean in 1912.

The tragedy remains one of the most significant maritime disasters in history, and its impact on the world still resonates to this day.

With the capacity of carrying over 2000 people, Titanic—at 269 meters in length— was nothing less than a wonder back in its days. For the record, the largest passenger liner of current times, MS Harmony of the Seas is just 93 metres longer than Titanic!

The RMS Titanic was the largest and most luxurious passenger vessel of its time, built to be a testament to human engineering and technological progress. However, tragedy struck when the giant ship collided with an iceberg on the night of April 14th, 1912, during its maiden voyage.

Despite the heroic efforts of the crew, the ship could not be saved, and it sank in the early hours of April 15th.

The disaster claimed the lives of over 1,500 people, including passengers from all walks of life and crew members who worked tirelessly to save as many lives as possible.

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