28 people died and 30 are missing after a huge rubbish dump collapsed in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

The news came after more bodies were found following Friday’s disaster at Meethotamulla.

A number of those killed were children.

Angry residents say their warnings of risks posed by the dump were ignored.

The 91 metre high pile of rotting debris shifted after floods and a fire, destroying dozens of homes.

Troops are having to dig down in places to look for bodies.

Meanwhile, 400 families have been moved to temporary shelters in schools and the government has now announced the closure of the dump.