Mon­soon rains kill 25

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - WORLD -

LAND­SLIDES and floods killed at least 25 peo­ple and left an­other 42 miss­ing in Sri Lanka fol­low­ing heavy mon­soon rains yes­ter­day, the Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Cen­tre said.

Nearly 8 000 peo­ple were driven out of their homes in the south­west­ern re­gion of Ka­lu­tara, one of the worst af­fected, ac­cord­ing to the DMC. “Twenty five deaths re­ported and 42 miss­ing as of noon,” the DMC said.

The gov­ern­ment has warned res­i­dents along the banks of the Ke­lani, which flows through Colombo, to re­main vig­i­lant as wa­ter lev­els con­tinue to rise. – AFP

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