Sixteen people including five men, ten women and a six-month-old infant went missing and at least 100 people were displaced due to a landslide at Kalupahana Estate in Bulathkohupitiya last night.
Six line houses have been razed to the ground while 28 others were damaged. The families in the area were evacuated and provided shelter at Bulathkohupitiya Silananda Vidayalaya by the Divisional Secretariat.
A group of 50 army personnel and 30 police personnel are carrying out rescue operations. (Ravindra Welagedera)