Skip to main content

Hopes for survivors fade after rubbish dump collapse

The death toll in a disastrous collapse of a rubbish dump in Sri Lanka rose to at least 29 on Monday, as traumatised residents accused authorities of ignoring their previous warnings over the site's safety.

Rescuers continued digging through heaps of mud and rubbish that collapsed on to a clutch of homes near a rubbish dump just outside...read more.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

New Study Shows Free School Lunches Boost Earnings

A new study from a trio of economists proves the old adage that there's no such thing as a free lunch. According to their research, free lunch actually has payoffs -- to the tune of $11,700 more in lifetime earnings for future workers.
The study starts in the 1950s and 60s, when Sweden gradually rolled out high-quality, nutritious, free lunches to every child in its school system.  Read more.