Toll from Sri Lanka's floods rises to 164

Sri Lanka's monsoon toll climbed to 164 with the discovery of more bodies of people buried in landslides triggered by intense rains, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said Monday.

At least 194 people have been killed and almost 100 are missing following the rains that began swamping the southern and western areas of the Indian Ocean island nation last Friday.

On Sunday, the rainfall eased somewhat, although it is expected to intensify again from Monday.

Heavy falls above 100 mm could be expected at some places, particularly in the Western slope of the central hills. He said 400 people had volunteered so far for a major clean-up of wells and appealed for donations of water pumps.

Senaratne said medical teams have been dispatched to the worst affected areas to prevent an outbreak of waterborne diseases, and said cholera and diarrhea had been successfully prevented in past floods.

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In this photo taken on Saturday, May 27, 2017, shows an aerial view of a damaged road blocked with a mudslide in a residential area of Kiriella, in Ratnapura district of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka's southwest monsoon season runs from May to September.

The Indian military has deployed helicopters, boats and amphibious vehicles to distribute aid pouring in from residents in areas unaffected by the floods.

The ACT Sri Lanka Forum, via NCCSL, plans to respond to this emergency through the ACT Alliance Emergency Response Mechanism, by providing life-saving assistance in Galle, Matara, Kaluatara, Ratnapura, Gampaha, Colombo, and landslide affected hill country areas.

Sri Lanka has sought assistance from the worldwide community, following the worst rains since 2003. A third Indian naval ship arrived Tuesday, bringing relief supplies including rice, lentils, sugar, milk and blankets for the displaced.

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Japan had promised portable electricity generators and a team of experts to help with the relief work, officials said, adding that Pakistan was also in talks with Colombo to send relief supplies.

The United Nations said it would donate water containers, water purification tablets and tarpaulins while the World Health Organisation will support medical teams in affected areas.

An airman died after falling while trying to get a villager into a helicopter, Ranasinghe said.

People in the town of Agalawatte in the Kalutara District of Sri Lanka said they had no hope of the water levels going down anytime soon.

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