Foreign aid reaches flooded Sri Lankan capital, 71 dead Sri Lanka is experiencing the heaviest rain in 25 years
Eastern Eye Staff
Foreign aid began arriving in Sri Lanka on Saturday, bringing help to half a million people who have been driven from their homes by heavy rains and landslides that have killed at least 71. The heaviest rains in a quarter of a century have pounded Sri Lanka since last weekend, triggering huge landslides that have buried some victims in up to 50 feet (15 metres) of mud. The number of people missing now stands at 127. Residents clung to ropes as they battled to cross torrents of water pulsing through the streets of the flooded capital Colombo, with some forced…
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