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Death toll of floods in Sri Lanka rises to 146

Death toll of floods in Sri Lanka rises to 146

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The death toll of the floods that Sri Lanka over the past few days have touched, is Sunday risen to 146.

It is feared that the death toll will continue to rise, because more than a hundred people have gone missing.

As a result of the floods, there are also a half a million people displaced, as authorities in the country. Also, there is an increased chance of rapid spread of diseases, such as dengue and cholera.

Because it just stopped raining, the flooded areas by the government are provided with emergency assistance. Countries like India and Pakistan have Sri Lanka assistance promised.

In some parts takes the high water level is now slowly declining. Large parts of the south and west of the island nation, however, are still under water.

The recent floods in Sri Lanka are considered to be the heaviest in ten years. Sri Lanka is frequently hit by floods after heavy rains. The rainy season runs from may to september.

Dead after flooding in Sri Lanka

On Sri Lanka in the past few days, dozens of deaths due to heavy flooding.
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Also are still tens of people missing.
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Large parts of the south and west of the island are still under water.
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Sunday was the first time since days a bit dryer, after which cleanup efforts could begin.
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As a result of the floods are nearly a half a million people displaced.
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