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Thousands displaced, stranded by flooding in Sri Lanka

By CBC | World News - Sat May 21, 9:21 am

Sri Lanka’s government has raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continue searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago.

In the capital, Colombo, and its suburbs, thousands of homes remained inundated Saturday, though there were signs of the waters receding.

About 243,000 people remained in temporary shelters across the island nation becuase of the worst flooding in decades.

Soldiers looked for bodies among thick mud deposits in the central district of Kegalle, where landslides swallowed up three villages on Tuesday.

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