India and Sri Lanka hit by extreme rainfalls, 41 killed
19:44, 11 November 2021
Over 300 mm (12 inches) of water have fallen in some regions causing landslides and floods.
Southern India and the Island of Sri Lanka were severely hit by heavy rains which have taken the lives of 41 people so far.
Torrential rain in Sri Lanka and Southern India has left at least 41 dead and thousands of locals displaced, local authorities said on Thursday, adding that the downpour may ease in the next few days. pic.twitter.com/oRtlec0lJ8
"The worst is over and occasional rains will happen. Today rains will be on and off, with large breaks and nothing alarming."
According to Minister for Disaster Management Sattur Ramachandran, 16 people have died in the state of Tamil Nadu. Thousands of citizens living in low-lying areas have been evacuated. Educational institutions have been closed, while the functioning of trains has been suspended.
Sri Lanka which shares a maritime border with India expects the rains to end in the days to come along with the low pressure that caused the natural disaster. A total of 25 victims have been recorded on the island, most of them drowned. Another five have been considerably injured in landslides.
Lluvias torrenciales y deslizamientos de tierra estÃ¡n causando estragos en las regiones montaÃ±osas de Sri Lanka, donde al menos 10 personas han muerto debido a las inclemencias del tiempo. pic.twitter.com/CJ9S8mwaWG