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No hope for survivors in Sri Lanka landslide, over 100 dead


HALDUMMULLA Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Hopes of finding survivors under the mud and rubble of a landslide in Sri Lanka ran out on Thursday, though a government minister cut the estimated death toll to over 100 from 300 the previous night.

"I don't think there could be any survivors," Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera told Reuters after visiting the disaster site in the tea-plantation village of Haldummulla, 190 km (120 miles) from the capital, Colombo.

   

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