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  • A gesture of solidarity as villagers gather to pay respect to the victims of a landslide.

  • They are the latest casualties of the heavy rains battering Sri Lanka.

  • Several homes have been buried in landslides like these.

  • Many more livelihoods lost. "I, my children and my grandchildren have

  • lost everything we have. There's nothing left. Everything was destroyed."

  • "A large number of people have been affected here. Many of them have been evacuated. But

  • we've not received any relief supplies from anyone."

  • "We live from earnings from a small shop. The shop and everything in it was completely

  • destroyed by the landslide. My husband had a stroke. My appeal is for help to build me

  • a house somewhere soon." Elsewhere, streets have turned into rivers.

  • People are forced to use homemade boats to get around.

  • Flood waters have reached roof level and cut off access to many villages.

  • The natural disaster has disrupted life for almost half a million people.

  • Rescue efforts are in full swing. The Sri Lankan military is airdropping essential

  • supplies to the regions unreachable by road. Hundreds have been airlifted to safety.

  • Weather forecasters are predicting more torrential rain over the next 36 hours, meaning the situation

  • for people here could get even worse.

A gesture of solidarity as villagers gather to pay respect to the victims of a landslide.

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Sri Lanka flood and landslide wreak havoc | DW English

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    Wayne Lin posted on 2018/01/01
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