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Sri Lanka Hit Hard by Floods, Landslides

The death toll from landslides and floods in Sri Lanka, as a result of weeklong heavy storms, has risen to 92, officials said on Sunday.

A woman struggles to hold her umbrella from high wind and rain in Colombo, capital city of Sri Lanka, on May 15, 2016.

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A Sri Lankan resident wades through floodwaters in Pugoda on May 16.

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A man pushes his trishaw after it got stuck on a flooded road in Colombo on May 16.

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Sri Lankan residents in a flooded house take refuge on their bed, waiting till the waters subside in Pugoda, on May 17.

The Disaster Management Center said in its report on May 16 that at least 31,000 people have been evacuated to safe locations as heavy rains continue.

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A rescuer on a makeshift raft assists flood victims on May 17 in Malwana, Sri Lanka.

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People walk through a flooded road after they moved out from their houses in Biyagama, Sri Lanka on May 17.

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A man carries a fan from his shop on a flooded road in Biyagama on May 17.

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A landslide struck in the village of Aranayake in central Sri Lanka. Photo was made available on May 18.

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A massive landslide happened in Kegalle District, about 72 kilometers (45 miles) north of Colombo, on Wednesday, May 18.

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Sri Lankan forces assisted by villagers look for survivors at the landslide area where 16 persons have been reported missing, in Kalupahanawatte, Bulathkohupitiya, on May 18.

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Sri Lankan forces assisted by villagers look for survivors at the landslide area where 16 persons have been reported missing, in Kalupahanawatte, Bulathkohupitiya, on May 18.

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Volunteers distribute bread to people evacuated following a landslide on May 18, as they take shelter in a Buddhist temple in Viyaneliya village, Aranayaka, 45 miles north east of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital.

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Vehicles and homes are inundated by the floodwaters in Wellampitiya in Colombo on May 20.

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Displaced Sri Lankan residents try to cross the raging floodwaters in Sedawatte in the suburbs of Colombo on May 20.

Dozens of people died from lightning strikes, drowning, falling trees and landslides triggered by the rains, officials said. 

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A boy swims in floodwaters in Kaduwela on May 20.

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A Sri Lankan resident walks on a wooden plank to hand food over to his neighbors in Wellampitiya on May 21.

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The Sri Lankan army distributes food to flood victims in Kelaniya, on the outskirts of Colombo on May 22.

India and Japan have sent relief items to Sri Lanka, including medicine, tents, tarpaulin sheets, generators and water purifiers.

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Sri Lankan shopkeepers clear up their flood damaged premises in the suburb of Kaduwela in Colombo on May 22,

The rain had stopped in many parts of the island nation on Sunday, May 22, and waters were fast receding from the flooded streets of its capital.

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Shopkeepers clear up their flood damaged premises in the suburb of Kaduwela in Colombo on May 22.

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A Sri Lankan resident cleans up flood damage in Biyagama in the suburb of Colombo on May 23.

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