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Meethotamulla tragedy: Death toll rises to 32

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – The number of deaths reported due to the collapse of a part of the Meetotamulla garbage dump, had risen to 32.

The special committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to recommend future steps pertaining to the incident is due to convene today (19).

The committee that will meet under the patronage of the President will discuss relocating the garbage dump in Meethotamulla and relief efforts required for those displaced.

Ministers Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Patali Champika Ranawaka are part of the committee.

The progress of relief efforts currently underway will also be taken up for review.

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