Meethotamulla tragedy: 30 missing, death toll rises to 28

2017-04-17 16:04:35

The number of deaths reported due to the collapse of a part of the Meethotamulla garbage dump, had increased to 28 today, the Police said.

They said 12 victims were undergoing treatment at the National Hospital, Colombo.
Meanwhile, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said at least 30 people were missing in the incident.

It said at least 980 people from 228 families had been displaced due to the tragedy while 80 houses have been completely destroyed and 17 houses have been partly damaged.

  Comments - 6

  • Do Juanis Monday, 17 April 2017 16:41

    What chemical was dumped in the middle of the garbage dump a month ago to quicken the pace of garbage disintegration? Who bought the chemical and who recommended it? That must be the cause of the collapse of the central area of the Garbage mountain.

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    Sharon Monday, 17 April 2017 16:49

    This is heart breaking... Just Imagine how the people buried live would have felt... Loosing the lives of their kids when they are all trapped inside...

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    Sharon Monday, 17 April 2017 16:50

    Whole nation should stop all celebrations and mourn this self-made disaster...

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    weera Monday, 17 April 2017 19:59

    Sharon, that will happen only in other countries but not in Sri Lanka, perhaps govt would have announced one week of mourning if this heartbreaking tragedy happened in a place like Cinnamon Gardens.

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    nick Monday, 17 April 2017 21:17

    Im really heart broken as minister drive 60mil worth suvs which same people who died voted for them while their ext of kinonly getting maybe mps weekly AC bill to to their death that also tax payers money first must put all those are responsible for this behind bars even the mps we must be the cheapest nation in the world for treating dead people in a such manner via DM Android App

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    NKA Tuesday, 18 April 2017 09:43

    The high cost of inaction.

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