No room at shelters for additional refugees of deadly Sri Lanka landslide

October 31, 2014 5:01 PM

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No room at shelters for additional refugees of deadly Sri Lanka landslide

The shelters designated for victims of a series of deadly landslides in Sri Lanka are packed with about 1,600 people after monsoons buried more than 100 people at a Koslanda plantation Wednesday. ‘Officials come here and ask us to leave, but they don’t tell us where to go,’ Kannusamy Mahendran told the AP. ‘But we can’t go.’

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to.

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