Scores killed in floods, landslides in Sri Lanka

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Scores killed in floods, landslides in Sri Lanka

Hundreds of people have either died or gone missing amid severe flooding and mudslides in Sri Lanka. Authorities are now appealing for international help.

At least 100 people were reported dead and more than 110 missing as record rainfall hit parts of the country on Friday, prompting calls by the government for international aid.

The flooding was caused by the bursting of river banks. Unusually heavy rain triggered more than a dozen landslides that buried homes on mountain slopes.

The monsoon has caused over 60,000 people to flee their homes in southern and western Sri Lanka in addition to more than 2,000 who were evacuated to safer locations, according to the official Disaster Management Center (DMC).

“There are at least five landslides reported in…


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