Over 200 families feared buried in Sri Lanka land slides
COLOMBO—Massive landslides triggered by torrential rains crashed down onto three villages in the central hills of Sri Lanka, and more than 200 families were missing Wednesday and feared buried under the mud and debris, the Sri Lankan Red Cross said.
Sixteen bodies have already been recovered and about 180 people have been ing into the earth,” said 52-year-old A.G. Kamala, who had just returned to her house in Siripura village when the landslides hit. “I opened my door. I could not believe my eyes, as I saw something like a huge fireball rolling down the mountain and again a huge sound.”
More than 300 soldiers were joined by local residents digging through the mud