Over 200 deaths in Sri Lanka mudslides, floods
More than 200 people have died and 96 others are missing in the mudslides and floods triggered by recent torrential rains. According to the government’s Disaster Management Center, as of Wednesday, 203 people have lost their lives, more than 77,000 have been displaced and over 1,500 homes have been destroyed since rains began inundating the southern and western areas of the Indian Ocean island nation last Friday.
Water-borne diseases loom large
Sri Lanka’s army, navy and air force are continuing relief and rescue efforts, supported by divers and navy personnel who have arrived from India. The United Nations office in Sri Lanka