Monsoon-Triggered Mudslides, Floods In Sri Lanka Kill More Than 90 People

Evacuations are underway, with helicopters and boats trying to reach stranded communities. More than 100 more people are missing, the country's disaster management center says.
A Sri Lankan man walks through floodwaters in Kaduwela, Sri Lanka, on Friday. More than 90 people were reported dead after unusually heavy rains triggered floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka. Source: Tharaka Basnayaka

Heavy rains in Sri Lanka have prompted devastating mudslides and flooding, killing at least 91 people and leaving more than 100 missing, according to authorities.

Search and rescue operations are currently underway, the

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