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Friday, 31 October 2014 - 20:03
Landslide hit houses of Meeriyabadda pushed 300 metres away Soil piled up to 20 feet; another body recovered. #‎KoslandaLandslide‬
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Investigations carried out so far revealed that the landslide-hit houses of Meeriyabedda have been pushed 300 meters away.

Central Province Security Commander Major General Mano Perera who is in charge of the rescue operations in landslide hit Meeriyabedda told our news team that soil has piled up to 20 feet high on the buried houses.

Meanwhile another body of a buried victim has been recovered this evening.

Three sniffer dogs were also used in search operations today.

However the rescue operations have been disrupted due to intermittent rain and thick fog in the area.

Meanwhile Disaster Management Center stated that 100 persons are still missing as only 4 bodies of the missing were recovered so far.

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