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Massive flooding in Sri Lanka

A part of a flooded highway exit is seen in a village in Matara. 



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A part of a flooded highway exit is seen in a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS

A part of a flooded highway exit is seen in a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS
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Debris of houses is seen after a flood affected a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS

Debris of houses is seen after a flood affected a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS

Debris of houses is seen after a flood affected a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS
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A group of men walk through a flooded road during a rescue mission in Nagoda village in Kalutara. 


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A group of men walk through a flooded road during a rescue mission in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A group of men walk through a flooded road during a rescue mission in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A woman looks on inside her flooded house in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A woman looks on inside her flooded house in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A woman looks on inside her flooded house in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Two boys use two cricket bats to paddle a handmade boat on a flooded road in Bulathsinhala village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Two boys use two cricket bats to paddle a handmade boat on a flooded road in Bulathsinhala village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Two boys use two cricket bats to paddle a handmade boat on a flooded road in Bulathsinhala village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A relative of a victim reacts at a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. 

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A relative of a victim reacts at a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A relative of a victim reacts at a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Men help a woman to get on to an armoured personnel carrier on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Bulathsinhala village in Kalutara. 

REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Men help a woman to get on to an armoured personnel carrier on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Bulathsinhala village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Men help a woman to get on to an armoured personnel carrier on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Bulathsinhala village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A man stands on top of a damaged bike during a rescue mission at the site of a landslide in Bellana village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man stands on top of a damaged bike during a rescue mission at the site of a landslide in Bellana village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man stands on top of a damaged bike during a rescue mission at the site of a landslide in Bellana village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A man pushes his bike through a flooded road in Nagoda village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man pushes his bike through a flooded road in Nagoda village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man pushes his bike through a flooded road in Nagoda village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A man stands on top of the debris of a house at a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man stands on top of the debris of a house at a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man stands on top of the debris of a house at a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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People wait for rescue teams on top of a building in a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS

People wait for rescue teams on top of a building in a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS

People wait for rescue teams on top of a building in a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS
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Sri Lankan Navy rescue team members rescue a woman from her house caught in the floods in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lankan Navy rescue team members rescue a woman from her house caught in the floods in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lankan Navy rescue team members rescue a woman from her house caught in the floods in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A man holds onto a bus stop post on a flooded raod as people travel on top of an armoured personnel carrier on a flooded road in Bulathsinhala village in Kalutara. 

REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man holds onto a bus stop post on a flooded raod as people travel on top of an armoured personnel carrier on a flooded road in Bulathsinhala village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man holds onto a bus stop post on a flooded raod as people travel on top of an armoured personnel carrier on a flooded road in Bulathsinhala village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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People move in a boat on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

People move in a boat on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

People move in a boat on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A family sits on a table inside their flooded house in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A family sits on a table inside their flooded house in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A family sits on a table inside their flooded house in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A boy rides his bike along a flooded road in Nagoda village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A boy rides his bike along a flooded road in Nagoda village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A boy rides his bike along a flooded road in Nagoda village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Debris of houses is seen after a flood affected a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS

Debris of houses is seen after a flood affected a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS

Debris of houses is seen after a flood affected a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS
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A man walks through a flooded raod in Bulathsinhala village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man walks through a flooded raod in Bulathsinhala village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man walks through a flooded raod in Bulathsinhala village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A woman reacts next to the debris of houses at a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A woman reacts next to the debris of houses at a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A woman reacts next to the debris of houses at a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A man carries a pack of water bottles as he walks through a flooded road in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man carries a pack of water bottles as he walks through a flooded road in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man carries a pack of water bottles as he walks through a flooded road in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A flooded factory is seen in a village in Matara. 

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A flooded factory is seen in a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS

A flooded factory is seen in a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS
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A TV set floats on a flooded road in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A TV set floats on a flooded road in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A TV set floats on a flooded road in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A Buddhist monk walks through a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. 

REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A Buddhist monk walks through a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A Buddhist monk walks through a landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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People are transported on top of an armoured personnel carrier on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Bulathsinhala village, in Kalutara. 

REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

People are transported on top of an armoured personnel carrier on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Bulathsinhala village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

People are transported on top of an armoured personnel carrier on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Bulathsinhala village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A man searches the water on a flooded road in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man searches the water on a flooded road in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man searches the water on a flooded road in Dodangoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A man sits on a porch fence at his house caught in the flood in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man sits on a porch fence at his house caught in the flood in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man sits on a porch fence at his house caught in the flood in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A Sri Lankan Navy rescue team member carries an old man on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A Sri Lankan Navy rescue team member carries an old man on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A Sri Lankan Navy rescue team member carries an old man on a flooded road during a rescue mission in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A flooded house is seen in a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS

A flooded house is seen in a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS

A flooded house is seen in a village in Matara. Sri Lanka Air Force/via REUTERS
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A man looks at the landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man looks at the landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A man looks at the landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A Sri Lankan Navy rescue team member searches for flood victims on a flooded road in Nagoda village in Kalutara. 

REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A Sri Lankan Navy rescue team member searches for flood victims on a flooded road in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A Sri Lankan Navy rescue team member searches for flood victims on a flooded road in Nagoda village in Kalutara. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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