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At least 151 dead, 100 missing in landslides, floods in Sri Lanka (VIDEO)

At least 151 dead, 100 missing in landslides, floods in Sri Lanka (VIDEO)More than 100 people are still missing after the worst rains in the Indian Ocean island since 2003

This is reported by The Guardian.

The state-run National Building Research Organization warned people in seven out of the country’s 25 districts on Sunday to evacuate from unstable slopes if rains continued for the next 24 hours.

The meteorology department of Meteorology said there could be heavy rainfalls of above 100 millimeters in central Sri Lanka within the next 36 hours.

The death toll has risen to 151, while 111 people are still reported missing and 95 injured, according to the state-run Disaster Management Center.



Nearly 500,000 people have been affected by the disaster, the worst since the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, and the downpours have displaced more than 100,000.
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