SRI LANKA: ‘ AT LEAST HUNDRED DEAD AND HUNDREDS MORE MISSING IN MUDSLIDE AFTER MONSOON ‘


Ace News Services

#AceWorldNews – SRI LANKA – October 29 – At least hundred people are believed to be dead and around hundreds more reported missing after heavy monsoon rains triggered mudslides in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, AFP said.

“We have reports of 140 houses getting washed away in the mudslides,”said Sarath Kumara, a spokesman for the national Disaster Management Centre (DMC).

' 10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide '‘ 10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide ‘

Police, security personnel and local volunteers were continuing a major operation to search for survivors.

Sections of several national highways were also washed away by the rains.

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