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119 dead, 150 missing in Sri Lanka floods; India sends 3 Navy ships with emergency supplies
PTI | Updated: May 27, 2017, 11.44 PM IST
COLOMBO: India on Saturday rushed relief materials and deployed rescue personnel in Sri Lanka as the country faced its worst floods since 2003 that claimed the lives of nearly 120 people and displaced half a million.
The Disaster Management Centre issued an urgent evacuation warning for residents living along the Kelani River and within the divisional secretariats of Kollonnawa, Kaduwela, Wellampitiya, Kelaniya, Biyagama, Sedawatte, Dompe, Hanwella, Padukka and Avissawella.
Nearly half a million people have been displaced due to the flood and earth slips, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said, adding 119 people have died so far while over 150 are missing.
"A total of 493,455 people are now housed in 185 relief camps and health care facilities are being provided to them," Senatatne said.
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