Around 100 people are still missing and feared dead following landslides in Sri Lanka, according to the country’s authorities.
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said 67 bodies had been recovered from the central district of Kegalle, after torrential rains and extensive flooding. At present, 99 people are still listed as missing.
Pradeep Kodippili, a spokesperson for DMC, said: “The military is keeping up a search, but there is no hope of finding anyone alive now. The 99 people missing in the landslides are believed to be dead.”
Heavy rains also triggered floods across much of the country last week and claimed 37 lives in addition to those killed in the landslides.