10 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses

By on April 15, 2017


Sri Lankan officials say at least 10 people were killed and 12 others injured when a massive mound of garbage collapsed on part of a poor neighbourhood in the capital during festivities to mark the local new year. (Photo By Uwe Dedering (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)],)
Sri Lankan officials say at least 10 people were killed and 12 others injured when a massive mound of garbage collapsed on part of a poor neighbourhood in the capital during festivities to mark the local new year. (Photo by Uwe Dedering (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)],)
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan officials say at least 10 people were killed and 12 others injured when a massive mound of garbage collapsed on part of a poor neighbourhood in the capital during festivities to mark the local new year.

The Disaster Management Center said Saturday that 75 people whose homes were damaged were being housed in a nearby school. The centre said army soldiers were still searching the site to ensure that nobody was buried under the enormous heap of garbage.

The accident occurred Friday night in Colombo.