Severe flooding in Sri Lanka

Two weeks of heavy rain throughout the country have resulted in extensive flooding and many landslides, especially in Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Polonnaruwa, Puttalam and Kilinochchi districts. The flooding and landslides have been accompanied by strong winds. In all, 39 people have died while 20 have been 20 injured. Seven people are still reported to be missing. Travellers should consider avoiding travel in the affected areas since essential services, including transportation, may be severely disrupted.

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