Heavy rains, landslides kill five in Sri Lanka, cyclone kills 15 in Somaliland

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Heavy monsoon rains in Sri Lanka have killed five people, prompting authorities to warn against landslides and floods in low-lying areas after spill gates had to be opened across the Indian Ocean island.

Lightning killed three people, a landslide a fourth, and the fifth death was the result of a fallen tree, said officials at the country’s Disaster Management Centre.

The centre’s spokesman, Pradeep Kodippili, said flooding has forced the evacuation of people in areas where several rivers are overflowing, while four districts are on “red alert”...


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Heavy rains, landslides kill five in Sri Lanka, cyclone kills 15 in Somaliland


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