More than 125 death,from floods and mudslides in sri lanka.No figures on the right are still,the missing persons. Sri lanka seeks international help..

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The number of people known to have been killed in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rose to 125, as the country appealed for international assistance.
The state-run disaster management centre said 97 people were still missing after the worst torrential rains since 2003

The Foreign Ministry said that in coordination with the Disaster Management Ministry, an appeal had been made to the United Nations and neighbouring countries to provide assistance “especially in the areas of search and rescue operations”.
India is sending three Navy ships with supplies and other aid, the first of which arrived in Colombo on Saturday.

Officials said deaths were reported from the western coastal district of Kalutara, the central southern district of Ratnapura and the southern district of Matara.
Sri Lankan military and rescue teams have used boats and helicopters, but officials said access to some areas was very difficult.

The early rainy season downpours have forced many families from their homes and affected over 415,618 people across the nation.
The wettest time of the year in Sri Lanka’s south is usually from May to September.

The island nation also gets heavy rains in the North West monsoonal season from November to February.
Sri Lankan meteorology officials said Thursday’s rains were the worst since 2003 and they expected more in the coming days.

 

 

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