At least 10 people are dead and more than 250 are missing in central Sri Lanka after a mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers’ houses at a tea plantation on Wednesday.
The military mobilized troops to help with the rescue operation as rain still fell in the island nation’s central hills. Earth covered some of the destroyed homes to the roof, and water gushing down hillsides indicated more slides were possible.
The mudslide struck at around 7:30 a.m. and wiped out 120 workers’ homes at the Meeriabedda tea plantation in Badulla district, 135 miles east of the capital, Colombo, said Lal Sarath Kumara, an official from the Disaster Management Center. Read more…
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