'People underneath - still they dump'
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Sri Lanka rubbish dump deaths: 'Still they dump'

Five children are among 19 people killed after a huge rubbish dump collapsed on to their homes in Sri Lanka.

The 300ft-high (91m) pile had shifted after floods and a fire, and subsequently collapsed on Friday.

At least 40 homes on the edge of the dump were destroyed.

There had been concerns over the safety of the site in Colombo, with residents demanding it be cleared.

One man said his mother was thrown 30ft by the collapse.

He was speaking to the BBC's Azzam Ameen.

  • 15 Apr
  • From the section Asia