Sri Lanka flood toll rises to 13; 120,000 homeless

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 11, 2011 07:51

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's government on Tuesday said that the death toll from floods and mudslides over several parts of the country has increased to 13, with four more people reported dead since the weekend.

The Disaster Management Center said more than 120,000 people have been forced from their homes and are living in camps.

The government has deployed the air force and navy to drop food and rescue marooned residents mainly in worst-affected eastern district of Batticaloa.


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