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21 dead, 270,000 homeless in floods

Sri Lanka's government says three more people have been killed by widespread floods and mudslides, bringing the death toll from days of heavy rain to 21.

world Updated: Jan 13, 2011 15:36 IST
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Sri Lanka's government says three more people have been killed by widespread floods and mudslides, bringing the death toll from days of heavy rain to 21.

The Disaster Management Center said on Thursday that more than a million people have been affected by the rains, with 270,000 becoming homeless.

Many villages in Eastern Province have been inundated, with some cut off from supplies.

First Published: Jan 13, 2011 15:35 IST