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More than 100 dead after floods hit Sri Lanka


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More than 100 dead after floods hit Sri Lanka

Early monsoon rains have triggered devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.

More than 100 people have died, and dozens more are missing after the downpours, which began on Friday, battered the region.

Emergency services helped evacuate the victims, many had called for help from rooftops and trees, as flood waters rose around their homes.

An Indian navy ship arrived on Saturday carrying medical teams and relief supplies, sent to help with what is the worst flooding to hit Sri Lanka in 14 years.

With more rains expected, residents near to swollen rivers and hills at risk of landslides were advised to leave the area.

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