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Toll in Sri Lanka floods increases to 100

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Colombo, May 27: The death toll in the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka has increased to 100 while 99 persons were reported missing, the Disaster Magement Centre said on Saturday. Around 12,000 people have been evacuated from areas at risk of floods that have already affected over 200,000 people in 14 districts, the centre said in its latest report. “Water level of Kalaniya River is still rising so evacuations are still taking place,” DMC spokesperson Predeep Kodippili told Efe news. The first vessel with humanitarian aid from India arrived in Colombo earlier on Saturday. A second vessel will arrive on Sunday. (IANS)

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