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    Wednesday, 18 May 2016

    Sri Lanka mudslide leaves scores missing

    A member of a Sri Lankan Army rescue team carries a woman to safety through floodwaters in the suburb of Kaduwela in capital Colombo on May 17, 2016.
    Hundreds of personnel are helping rescue flood victims, including this resident of the capital Colombo
    Rescuers in Sri Lanka are searching for scores of people missing after massive landslides following days of rain.
    The Red Cross says more than 200 families are feared buried in the mudslides in three villages in central Kegalle district.
    At least 13 bodies have been recovered so far. Another three bodies were found elsewhere in the district.
    Disaster officials say about 150 people have been rescued but more than 60 houses have been buried by mud.
    At least 32 people have been killed in flooding during three days of torrential rain in Sri Lanka, according to official figures.
    Nearly 350,000 people have been displaced by the flooding.

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