At least 25 killed as heavy rains hit Sri Lanka and southern India

In Sri Lanka, 20 individuals have died in latest days, most from drowning, whereas 5 have been damage in landslides, officers mentioned on Wednesday.

“Given the prevalence of Covid-19, the government has encouraged over a thousand families to move in with relatives to reduce the strain on government-run centers,” mentioned Sudantha Ranasinghe, head of Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre.
Chennai comes to a standstill as heavy rains flood city

The low strain melancholy behind the rains was anticipated to maneuver towards Tamil Nadu on Thursday night, Sri Lanka’s climate workplace mentioned. Five individuals have already died within the state, which hosts India’s vehicle manufacturing middle in its capital, Chennai.

The Indian Meteorological Department issued a pink alert to elements of Tamil Nadu and the neighboring Andhra Pradesh state, asking fishermen to not enterprise to sea.

Tamil Nadu state officers evacuated tons of of individuals from low-lying areas and distributed rations and meals to these already affected by the rains.

The state’s Chief Minister M.Okay. Stalin mentioned on Twitter he had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch funds from the National Disaster Relief Fund, including that previously-allocated cash was exhausted.

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