16 people missing as landslide

16 people missing as landslide hits Sri Lankan village

Colombo, May 18 (IANS) At least 16 people were missing when a landslide struck a village in Bulathkohupitiya, around 72 km from Sri Lankan capital, in the early hours of Wednesday, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

Rescue and medical teams had rushed to the site to conduct an immediate rescue operation but efforts were being hampered due to extreme weather conditions, Xinhua news agency reported.

The DMC said that six rows of houses had been damaged, some completely buried under the debris.

Wednesday’s landslide is the third to be reported since heavy rains and strong winds began across the country on Saturday evening.

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