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Two more elephants die after eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump

About 20 elephants have died in eight years after eating plastic in open landfill site

Conservationists and veterinarians have warned that plastic waste in an open landfill in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants, after two more were found dead at the site.

About 20 elephants have died over the last eight years after consuming plastic in the dump in Pallakkadu village in Ampara district, about 130 miles (210km) east of the capital, Colombo.

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