Sri Lanka decides to conclude rescue operations in garbage dump collapse

Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the authorities expect to conclude the rescue operations at Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse within the next 72 hours.

“While a sustainable solution will be provided to the residents of Meethotamulla, we expect rescue operations to conclude within the next 72 hours with the help of the Sri Lankan military,” the Prime Minister said after visiting the site this morning. Continue reading “Sri Lanka decides to conclude rescue operations in garbage dump collapse”


Huge bomb kills dozens of evacuees in Syria

A huge car bomb has blasted a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria on Saturday, 15 April. The death toll from the bomb blast on the crowded Syrian bus convoy outside Aleppo has risen to nearly 130, says a monitoring group. It shattered coaches and set cars on fire, leaving a trail of bodies including children, as the convoy waited in rebel territory near Aleppo.

The dead were among thousands of civilians who boarded buses promising an evacuation from Fuah and Kfarya, pro-government bastions in Syria‚Äôs Idlib province that had been under steady attack by rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad. Continue reading “Huge bomb kills dozens of evacuees in Syria”