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Sri Lanka: Heavy rain leaves 16 dead, thousands displaced

Most deaths have occurred due to drowning and lightening strikes in Sri Lanka. 

AP Edited by: AP Colombo Published on: November 10, 2021 12:56 IST
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Heavy rain in Sri Lanka leaves 16 dead, thousands displaced.

 

At least 16 people have died in floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka following more than a week of heavy rain, officials said Wednesday.

The disaster management center said more than 5,000 people have been displaced from their homes and have taken shelter in relatives’ homes or government-run relief centers.

Most deaths have occurred due to drowning and lightning strikes. At least one person is reported missing.

Months of October and November are usually the northeastern monsoon season in Sri Lanka. However, higher than usual rainfalls have been reported in most parts of the country this year.

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