Hundreds feared buried in Sri Lanka rubbish dump landslide

Hundreds feared buried in Sri Lanka rubbish dump landslide

Emergency workers to resume search for missing on Sunday after 20 bodies extracted from rubbish and mud

Emergency workers looking for survivors after a massive rubbish dump collapsed in Sri Lanka suspended their search on Saturday night, having already extracted 19 bodies from the rubble and mud.

The 90-metre-high dump in the capital Colombo collapsed after flames engulfed it late on Friday, the nation’s New Year’s Day, and witnesses said around 100 houses could have been buried.

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