Hundreds Missing in Sri Lankan Landslide

  • Sri Lankan men stand at the site of a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo. The mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at the tea plantation, killing at least 10 people and leaving more than 250 missing, an official said. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
  • An earthmover clears debris caused by mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo. Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera estimated the number of dead in Wednesday's disaster at the Koslanda tea plantation would be fewer than 100, although villagers said the figure could easily exceed 200. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
  • A Sri Lankan stands at the site of a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
  • A crowd gathers to watch rescue operation at the site of a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
  • Sri Lankans stand at the site of a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
  • A Sri Lankan woman carries her belongings and walks with others as residents are evacuated after a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena
  • An earthmover clears debris caused by mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
  • Sri Lankan men stand by their damaged house caused by mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
  • Sri Lankan men stand by a damaged house caused by mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
  • A crowd gathers as an earthmover clears debris caused by mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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