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Friday, 26 December 2014 - 12:35
Update : 9 die in Landslides in Badulla; 5 women among dear; Another 11 including 2 children missing.
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Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that 9 persons died and another 11 are still missing in landslides that happened today in the Badulla district.

The largest landslide was reported from Rilpola in Badulla. Rescue workers unearthed 3 bodies from the debris, and 5 houses have been damaged.

Meanwhile the mother and the son of a same family died after a soil mound fell on their house of Karunapura in Badulla this morning.

2 persons of Hegoda and 2 other persons of Pahalagama and Kailagama in Badulla died after soil mounds fell on their houses.

Meanwhile our correspondent reported that two more persons have gone missing after their house was destroyed in a landslide at Demodara area.

The Police Media Spokesman stated that 5 women were among the dead.

Meanwhile the landslide warning issued by the National Building and Mine research Institute to 11 districts is still in force.

The districts of Matale, Kandy, Badulla, Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura, Hambantota, Kegalle, Kurunegala, Kalutara, Galle and Matara are among the landslide prune districts.



Update : Friday, 26 December 2014 - 07:55 PM
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Several missing after Badulla landslide

Fourteen people  believed to be missing due to landslide in Badulla.

Three bodies have been recovered so far following the landslide in Rilpola area in Badulla.

Meanwhile, rescue operations have been hampered by bad weather.

Update : Friday, 26 December 2014 - 12:25
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Three killed in Badulla landslide

Three people 
have been killed in Badulla district due to landslide triggered by heavy rain.  Our reporter says that 2 bodies have been recovered so far. 
 
Five houses were destroyed due to a landslide at Rilpola in Badulla. 











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