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Hopes fade for Sri Lankan landslide survivors

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>> Time is running out for rescuers, after two massive landslides in Sri Lanka. Search teams racing to dig out scores of people, many of them buried under rubble and mud since Tuesday. But the same heavy rain that caused the slides is seriously hampering the rescue effort. Around 60 people have been confirmed dead, but officials say the actual number is probably a lot higher.
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The Sri Lankan Red Cross is saying more than 200 families are missing. In one of the worst hit areas three entire villages were buried by landslide.>> > I saw the entire mountain coming down. When I looked up, I couldn't see much because of the mist. Then I saw people running.
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The last thing I saw was the entire village being washed away.>> In some parts, the military is shoveling thick mud that's 30 feet deep. Aid agencies are scrambling to reach hundreds of people still trapped by rising water. The government specifically asking for boats to help reach those in need.
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300,000 of people have been force from their home and into this placement centers and many more could follow. This is just the start of Sri Lanka's rainy season which is expected to last until September.