Four killed, 23 missing As Storm Hits Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan navy has deployed a search team to find the missing fishermen.

Storms with heavy rain and winds across Sri Lanka have left at least four people dead and several fishermen are among 23 people missing, government sources said.

Sri Lankan residents make their way through floodwaters in Kaduwela on May 27, 2017. Rainfall on May 26 triggered the worst flooding and landslides in 14 years in the southern and western parts of Sri Lanka, authorities said. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said 103 people were confirmed killed while another 113 were missing. / AFP PHOTO / ISHARA S. KODIKARA        (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Disaster Management Center said Thursday up to 150 mm more rain could fall from a deep depression 200 km off the coast of the capital, Colombo.

It says 13 of the people reported missing are fishermen in four boats. The navy has deployed a search team to find the missing fishermen.

Sri Lanka has faced natural calamities frequently in recent years.

More than 200 people were killed in mudslides and floods during the monsoon rain last May. (TheHindu)


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