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The number of deaths reported due to the collapse of a part of the Meetotamulla garbage dump, had risen to 26, the Police said.

Twelve men and fourteen women including seven children were among the killed.
A section of the Meetotamulla garbage mound had collapsed on Friday (14) afternoon destroying a large number of houses and killing dozens and injuring several others.

According to the Disaster Management Centre at least 625 people belonging to 180 families had been displaced due to the tragedy.  (Darshana Sanjeewa)

 

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  • chandra Sunday, 16 April 2017 09:26 PM

    We are a nation that even cant count death people. via DM Android App

    Oshinfan Sunday, 16 April 2017 10:38 PM

    If this disaster happened in another country the people responsible would have resigned immediately. Everyone knows who those people are. Come on you cowards. We are waiting.

    Mahila Monday, 17 April 2017 03:23 AM

    We should find the answer as to the reason so many people were allowed to live close to this Garbage Landfill site, which in other countries is isolated from the community for their safety, and disease. the story doing the rounds is that they are close by and access the dump daily to retrieve items and resell to unsuspecting public after cleaning them. This should not be allowed. Poor people succumb. Politicians use 100,000 rupees given by Parliament, attend funerals for, ”Vote catching” at any cost – even poor lives lost.

    JAN Monday, 17 April 2017 08:45 AM

    CMC commissioner Solely Responsible for this Tragic happening MS act immediately via DM Android App

    RuwanL Monday, 17 April 2017 08:54 AM

    Quick action has to be taken to evacuate people in the vicinity who are not affected within a certain radios from the garbage dump before another landslide takes place. The CMC is totally responsible for this and the members should resign immediately and should black listed and never be re elected! The MPs also should for the district should resign and be black listed!

    Lanka Mali Monday, 17 April 2017 02:05 PM

    first of all i am really sorry for the families affected by this mess and was surprised that how the Government allowed to dump this rubbish . SL is developing so much and the basic need was ignored . Please help them and get rid of it. We can make compost out of it.

    IK Monday, 17 April 2017 02:36 PM

    How many disaster happened in this country because of the negligence of politicians in this country? Did they take precautions? This government has not done a single cent worth thing for people of this country.

    Lanka Putha Monday, 17 April 2017 02:39 PM

    I am sure Sri Lanka Government is aware of recycling and there are plenty of Educated people to get advice . This news make all the sri lankan look fools.


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