200 Families Missing As Sri Lankan Landslides Bury Three villages

Torrential rains and flooding across country force more than 137,000 people from their homes, with 36 confirmed dead.

Rescuers are looking for more than 200 families who are missing following massive landslides in a remote area on the slopes of Sri Lanka’s Central Hills.

The Sri Lankan Red Cross said the landslides, which struck on Tuesday after three days of heavy rain, buried three villages – Siripura, Pallebage and Elagipitya – in Kegalle district.

Source: www.theguardian.com

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