Sri Lanka floods: 100 killed, 99 missing

Flooding and mudslides triggered by monsoon rains in Sri Lanka have killed 100 people, with 99 missing, the BBC reports.

About 200,382 people have been affected in the south and west of the country, the disaster management centre said.

India has sent a naval ship with medical supplies. It joins Sri Lankan military boats and helicopters.

The flooding is believed to be the worst since May 2003 when a similarly powerful south-west monsoon destroyed 10,000 homes and killed 250 people.

Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena warned of fresh flooding as rivers made their way downstream.

“There are several remote places which are still inaccessible,” Mr Abeywardena said in Colombo. “We have reports of places where neither helicopters nor boats can reach.”

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