Sri Lanka monsoon death toll climbs to 169 as China and India offer aid

Published: 29/05/2017
Sri Lanka monsoon death toll climbs to 169 as China and India offer aid
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday 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. The military said a lull in torrential monsoon rains had allowed it to deploy aircraft, boats and ground troops to evacuate people from flooded areas and deliver food and other essentials. Almost half

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