23rd October 12:04 AM
Sri Lankans vent anger as toll rises in rubbish dump collapse
By Semi Turaga
Monday 17/04/2017

Hopes of finding survivors under a collapsed rubbish dump in Sri Lanka are fading as anger builds among residents who say their concerns were ignored.

The death toll from the collapse in the capital Colombo has risen to 26, including six children.

The 91 metres high pile of rotting debris shifted after floods and a fire, destroying dozens of homes.

Residents had demanded for years the removal of the dump, saying it was causing health problems.

The government has now announced the closure of the dump.

Reports said 800 tonnes of waste were added to it every day.

Source: BBC

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