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Massive flooding in Sri Lanka

World | News18.com | May 31, 2017, 12:15 pm
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 This Sunday, May 28, 2017 handout photo released by Sri Lanka Air Force shows houses submerged in floodwaters in Sri Lanka. Helicopters searched for people still marooned after rain-triggered floods and mudslides inundated villages last Thursday, killing more than 150 and leaving at least 100 others missing, officials say. (Image: AP)

This Sunday, May 28, 2017 handout photo released by Sri Lanka Air Force shows houses submerged in floodwaters in Sri Lanka. Helicopters searched for people still marooned after rain-triggered floods and mudslides inundated villages last Thursday, killing more than 150 and leaving at least 100 others missing, officials say. (Image: AP)

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 This Sunday, May 28, 2017 handout photo released by Sri Lanka Air Force shows houses submerged in floodwaters in Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

This Sunday, May 28, 2017 handout photo released by Sri Lanka Air Force shows houses submerged in floodwaters in Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 Mud and slush cover the slope at the site of a landslide in Kiribathgala, in Ratnapura district, Sri Lanka, Monday, May 29, 2017. Kiribathgala Hill known for its gems and precious stones came crashing down last Thursday covering eight houses with their 18 inhabitants. Soldiers have recovered more than a dozen dead bodies on Monday. (Image: AP)

Mud and slush cover the slope at the site of a landslide in Kiribathgala, in Ratnapura district, Sri Lanka, Monday, May 29, 2017. Kiribathgala Hill known for its gems and precious stones came crashing down last Thursday covering eight houses with their 18 inhabitants. Soldiers have recovered more than a dozen dead bodies on Monday. (Image: AP)

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 Mudslide survivor Shirani Mallika grieves over the loss of her relatives in a landslide in Kiribathgala, in Ratnapura district, Sri Lanka, Monday, May 29, 2017. Kiribathgala Hill known for its gems and precious stones came crashing down last Thursday covering eight houses with their 18 inhabitants. Soldiers have recovered more than a dozen dead bodies on Monday. (Image: AP)

Mudslide survivor Shirani Mallika grieves over the loss of her relatives in a landslide in Kiribathgala, in Ratnapura district, Sri Lanka, Monday, May 29, 2017. Kiribathgala Hill known for its gems and precious stones came crashing down last Thursday covering eight houses with their 18 inhabitants. Soldiers have recovered more than a dozen dead bodies on Monday. (Image: AP)

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 A man stands on top of a damaged bike during a rescue mission at the site of a landslide in Bellana village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

A man stands on top of a damaged bike during a rescue mission at the site of a landslide in Bellana village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 A relative of a victim reacts at a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

A relative of a victim reacts at a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 This Sunday, May 28, 2017 handout photo released by Sri Lanka Air Force shows a road submerged in floodwaters in Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

This Sunday, May 28, 2017 handout photo released by Sri Lanka Air Force shows a road submerged in floodwaters in Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 People are transported on top of an armoured personnel carrier on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Bulathsinhala village, in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

People are transported on top of an armoured personnel carrier on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Bulathsinhala village, in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Sri Lankan Navy rescue team member carries an old man on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Nagoda village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

A Sri Lankan Navy rescue team member carries an old man on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Nagoda village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 Sri Lankan Navy rescue team members rescue a woman from her house caught in the floods in Nagoda village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

Sri Lankan Navy rescue team members rescue a woman from her house caught in the floods in Nagoda village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man holds onto a bus stop post on a flooded raod as people travel on top of an armoured personnel carrier on a flooded road in Bulathsinhala village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

A man holds onto a bus stop post on a flooded raod as people travel on top of an armoured personnel carrier on a flooded road in Bulathsinhala village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 People move in a boat on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Nagoda village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

People move in a boat on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Nagoda village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 This Sunday, May 28, 2017 handout photo released by Sri Lanka Air Force shows relief material being handed out for flood victims in Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

This Sunday, May 28, 2017 handout photo released by Sri Lanka Air Force shows relief material being handed out for flood victims in Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 A family sits on a table inside their flooded house in Nagoda village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

A family sits on a table inside their flooded house in Nagoda village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 Men help a woman to get on to an armoured personnel carrier on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Bulathsinhala village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

Men help a woman to get on to an armoured personnel carrier on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Bulathsinhala village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 A boy rides his bike along a flooded road in Nagoda village, in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

A boy rides his bike along a flooded road in Nagoda village, in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man walks through a flooded raod in Bulathsinhala village, in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

A man walks through a flooded raod in Bulathsinhala village, in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 A TV set floats on a flooded road in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

A TV set floats on a flooded road in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man pushes his bike through a flooded road in Nagoda village, in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

A man pushes his bike through a flooded road in Nagoda village, in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 Two boys use two cricket bats to paddle a handmade boat on a flooded road in Bulathsinhala village, in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

Two boys use two cricket bats to paddle a handmade boat on a flooded road in Bulathsinhala village, in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman looks on inside her flooded house in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

A woman looks on inside her flooded house in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 A group of men walk through a flooded road during a rescue mission in Nagoda village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

A group of men walk through a flooded road during a rescue mission in Nagoda village in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Buddhist monk walks through a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)

A Buddhist monk walks through a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. (Image: Reuters)