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Toll in Sri Lanka floods reaches 206

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Colombo, June 2: The death toll in Sri Lanka’s devastating floods and landslides has reached to 206 with 92 people still reported missing, media reports said on Friday.

As of Thursday night, nearly 650,000 people in 15 districts were still affected by the incessant rains and strong winds that have ravaged Sri Lanka since May 26, resulting in major floods and landslides, the Daily Mirror reported.

The 15 districts which are still affected are Ratnapura, Hambantota, Kalutara, Matara, Matale, Gampaha, Colombo, Kegalle, Nuwara Eliya, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Galle.

Meanwhile, according to the Meteorological Department,  showers may occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central, North Central and North Western provinces with occasional rainfall expected to exceed 75 mm. The seas could be rough. Sri LankaLandslide warnings remained in force in Ratnapura, Kegalle, Galle, Kalutara, Hambantota and Nuwara Eliya Districts.

People in some areas were without electricity, the report said.

International aid has poured into the country with India, China, the US, Britain, Pakistan, Australia, Norway and the EU donating funds and sending relief supplies.

 Wefornews Bureau

 

 

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Nine killed as landslide hits Manipur’s Tamenglong

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Tamenglong, July 11: At least nine persons lost their lives on Wednesday after a landslide hit Tamenglong district of  Manipur. 

Several houses were also collapsed in the district at the wee hours.

According to India Meteorological Department and MeT heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur across Manipur in the coming days.

Since the beginning of monsoon season, several incidents of landslides triggered by rains have been reported across the country.

The Chamba-Rishikesh National Highway blocked due to a landslide on Wednesday.

On July 8, incessant rains had caused landslides along the stretch of National Highway(NH)-2, affecting traffic along the Kohima-Dimapur road.

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Strong earthquake jolts Japan, no tsunami warning

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Tokyo, July 7: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted Japan on Saturday evening, swaying buildings in the capital but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages and no tsunami warning was issued.

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5.2 magnitude Earthquake hits Andaman Islands

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Port Blair, July 4: An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 hit the Andaman Islands on Wednesday. 

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