Mudslides Kill 24 In Sri Lanka As Region Battles Monsoons
Sri Lanka's government says 24 people are dead and eight missing after rainstorms caused widespread flooding and mudslides in the country.By Matt Picht | December 28, 2014
Officials in Sri Lanka say 24 people are dead and eight others missing after the country suffered widespread flooding and mudslides over the past week.
The country's disaster management agency reports over 106,000 people have been displaced by the severe weather, as strong rains add to the normal problems of monsoon season in the region.
The southeastern Badulla district was the most severely affected region. It's the same district where hundreds of people went missing during a previous wave of mudslides in October.