(APW) 21 Dead, 270,000 Homeless in Sri Lankan Floods



21 Dead, 270,000 Homeless in Sri Lankan Floods
2011-01-13 10:23:44.364 GMT

Colombo, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Three more people have been
killed in Sri Lanka by widespread floods and mudslides,
bringing the death toll from days of heavy rain to 21, the
government said Thursday.
The Disaster Management Center said more than a million
people have been affected by the rains, with 270,000 becoming
Many villages in Eastern Province have been inundated, with
some cut off from supplies.
Nine villages in the Muttur area of eastern Trincomalee
district are isolated with only sea access, said N.
Selvanayagam, a local government official.
Tens of thousands of people are in need of food and medical
supplies and stocks are quickly running out, said Mohammad
Jihad, a community leader in Muttur.

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