Hundreds of thousands hit by flood in Sri Lanka

May 19, 2016

Nearly 350,000 people have been hit by flooding in Sri Lanka and 200,000 are sheltering in state-run welfare centres after three days of torrential rains. Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of several villagers buried in landslides

The disaster hit two small villages in Kegalle, a mountainous area northeast of Colombo, and takes the overall death toll from flooding and landslides in recent days to 36. (Photo: AFP)

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