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Hundreds evacuated after deadly Sri Lanka dump collapse

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LANDSLIDE. Sri Lankan residents survey damaged homes at the site of a collapsed garbage dump in Colombo on April 16, 2017. Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP

Disaster management officials say 1,700 people have been moved to temporary shelters in state schools while the government looked for alternative accommodation

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Apr. 17, 2017) — Sri Lanka has moved over 400 families to temporary shelters after tons of rotting garbage collapsed onto a slum on Friday, April 14, killing at least 28 people. Continue reading Hundreds evacuated after deadly Sri Lanka dump collapse

Hope fades for Sri Lanka missing, garbage toll hits 23

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‘It is difficult to imagine anyone could survive under these toxic conditions,’ says a police officer after 145 homes were crushed under a collapsed mountain of garbage

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Apr. 17, 2017) — Hopes of finding anyone alive under a collapsed mountain of garbage in Sri Lanka’s capital faded Sunday, April 16, as the death toll reached 23 with another 6 reported missing, police said. Continue reading Hope fades for Sri Lanka missing, garbage toll hits 23