Landslide in Sri Lanka Causes Many Deaths
Three people were killed and more than 150 were missing on Wednesday after a landslide following heavy rains buried more than 70 houses in south-central Sri Lanka, an official said.
Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said at least 3 km (2 miles) of land was affected by the landslide in the village of Haldummulla, 192 km (120 miles) from the capital, Colombo.
“So far, three dead bodies have been recovered and more than 150 people are missing,” Amaraweera told a private television channel. “Seven lines of houses, which has about 70 houses, 10 shops and three official residences, are hit by the landslide.”