Colombo emergency laborers to resume search for missing on Sunday after 19 torsoes extracted from rubbish and mud
Emergency laborers looking for survivors after a massive rubbish dump collapsed in Sri Lanka suspended their search on Saturday night, having already extracted 19 torsoes from the rubble and mud.
The 90 -metre-high dump in the capital Colombo collapsed after flames engulfed it late on Friday, the nations New Years Day, and eyewitness mentioned around 100 houses could have been buried.
The salvage mission will resume at 6am local day, according to the military official heading the operation, Sudantha Ranasinghe.
The main obstacle is we dont have a clear idea of how many people are hidden as nobody is claiming that their relatives are missing, unlike on previous occasions, Ranasinghe said.
We dont have any deadline and we are still until we clear everything.