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Sri Lanka : Heavy rain : 2004/12/14
GLIDE: FL-2004-000145-LKA  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2004/12/14
Sri Lanka
Name Heavy rain
Outline Heavy monsoon rains across north-central and eastern Sri Lanka have killed seven people and 500,000 people evacuated to flee flooded homes.

Headline(Source, Date)
Personal Injury Material Damage Others

Related Links
  • Reuters AlertNet 2004/12/17
    At least 120,000 Sri Lankans spent a fourth day sheltering in schools and temples on Friday as monsoon floods spread in the island's east and an eighth person was killed.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2004/12/16
    The death-toll in flood-hit central and eastern Sri Lanka has risen to seven as heavy monsoon rains continued, but half of around 250,000 people who fled to shelters headed home as waters subsided, officials said.
  • BBC News 2004/12/15
    At least five people have been killed following torrential rains and flooding in Sri Lanka. More than half a million people have been affected in the north and east of the country.
  • BBC News 2004/12/14
    Floods in northern and eastern Sri Lanka have forced more than 100,000 people to leave their homes.
  • Reuters Alertnet 2004/12/14
    Monsoon floods strand 250,000 S.Lankans
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