Seven killed, 180 marooned as landslide hits Lanka

Colombo: At least seven people were killed and over 180 others marooned as torrential rains triggered landslides in Sri Lanka's central hill area.

Several houses were swept away in the landslides after heavy rains lashed central Nuwara Eliya district's Kotmale area on Friday. A two-year-old child was among seven people killed in the mudslides, police said.

Over 180 people displaced by the earth slip have been accommodated temporarily, National Disaster Management Centre officials said.

Most parts of the island are affected by bad weather and rain fall of over 100 millimeter is expected at some areas.

In the capital Colombo, several busy streets remained flooded this morning, police said.

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