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Sri Lanka floods take four lives, over 600,000 affected

At least four persons were killed and many injured in mudslides and flood related incidents in Sri Lanka, where over 600,000 people have also been affected by deluge, officials said today.

world Updated: Jan 09, 2011 20:33 IST

At least four persons were killed and many injured in mudslides and flood related incidents in Sri Lanka, where over 600,000 people have also been affected by deluge, officials said today.

Seven have been hospitalised after they were rescued from rubble. A few others believed to be trapped under the rubble after earth slip reported in Kandy 116km from Colombo.

Regional education officials have decided to close all schools in central province as the bad weather condition was likely continue till tomorrow.

Meteorological department said the bad weather with heavy rains and strong winds will prevail in several areas in the country and continue till tomorrow.

Transportation was crippled due to roads and railway lines being under water in the eastern province, which was the worst affected area by continuous rains over the last two weeks. Nearly 600,000 people were affected by rains and flood situation in the country's central and eastern regions. Sluice gates of several man made lakes were opened as the rain continued in several parts of the country.