Sri Lanka Floods, Landslides: 91 Killed,110 Missing!!!


101 people went missing and more than 800 homes damaged after torrential rain hits disastrous mudslides on mountain slopes killing 91 people in Sri Lanka on Friday.

Floods and landslides unleashed by heavy rains in Sri Lanka’s south and western regions.

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According to the country’s official Disaster Management Centre (DMC), 40 people have been hospitalized after heavy rain on Friday hit a string of mudslides and caused rivers to burst their banks.

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On Saturday, Indian medical teams and emergency relief have been arrived in its capital, Colombo, to help Sri Lankan people deal with the worst flooding in 14 years.

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The Indian government has offered help in rescue and relief operation, with three Navy ships send for their help.

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The Disaster Management Centre reported that approximately 60,000 people were forced to go out of their homes in the western and south parts of the Sri Lanka.

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The arrival of the summer monsoon officially came roaring into Sri Lanka late this week.

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Torrential rainfall hits the nation with deadly mudslides and flooding.

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More than 480 homes have bear at least partial damage with approximate 17,000 families affected.

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The Sri Lankan Meteorological Department reported that Kukuleganga in southwestern Kalutara District of Sri Lanka was flooded with 553.0 mm (about 22 inches) of rain in just 24 hours.

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It is one of the worst affected area.

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Police spokesman Priyantha Jayakody said that at least 5 mudslides had been reported there.

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A total of 488.2 mm (about19.22 inches) poured down on the capital city of Sabaragamuwa Province Ratnapura, Thursday into Friday.

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According to the report, flooding forced the officials to shut all schools in the province.

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More than 100 sailors and 20 boats from Navy of Sri Lanka have been used to help the people in need.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences and said that the Indian naval ships are being dispatched with relief material to Sri Lanka.!!

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