Help for flood victims

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AFP) – Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid yesterday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island’s worst flooding in more than a decade, as authorities upgraded the death toll to 146.The official Disaster Management Centre said 112 people were still missing, with 50 injured in hospital, since torrential rain and landslides swept away entire villages. Many villages were still underwater yesterday, officials said.

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