Rubbish Dump Collapse Kills 16 In Sri Lanka

At least 16 people have been killed, following the collapse of a huge rubbish dump onto their homes, in Sri Lanka.

At least 16 people, including four children, have died after a huge rubbish dump collapsed on to their homes in Sri Lanka.

The 300ft-high (91m) pile of rotting debris had shifted after floods and a fire then collapsed on Friday.

At least 40 homes on the edge of the dump were destroyed, with four children aged between 11 and 15 killed.

There had previously been concerns over the safety of the site in Colombo, with residents demanding it be cleared.

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