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Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

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FLOODING. A Sri Lankan home is surrounded by floodwaters in the suburb of Kaduwela in the capital Colombo on May 26, 2017. Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP

The military says a lull in torrential monsoon rains allowed it to deploy aircraft, boats, and ground troops to evacuate people from flooded areas and deliver food and other essentials

KALUTARA, Sri Lanka (May 29, 2017) — Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday, May 29, to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island’s worst flooding in well over a decade, which has killed 169 people. Continue reading Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169