Thursday, 30th October 2014

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Unprecedented landslide in HaldummullaUnprecedented landslide in Haldummulla
  • String of line rooms buried String of line rooms buried:
  • Nearly 300 feared dead
Rescue operations in Haldummulla

More than 500 soldiers of the Army 11 Division were deployed in the rescue operations at the site of a massive landslide in Koslanda, Haldummulla that buried a string of line rooms along with some 200 to 300 people just after dawn yesterday. According to Police, over 70 line rooms went under the rubble in one of the most damaging landslides in the natural disaster prone Badulla district. As this was being written, nine bodies had so far been recovered from under the mounds of mud and rubble.

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