India dispatches relief to Sri Lanka after floods takes 90 lives

ith floods and landslides causing widespread devastation in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight said India stands by the people of the island nation and that ships are being rushed with relief material.

PTI May 27, 2017 09:52:49 IST
India dispatches relief to Sri Lanka after floods takes 90 lives

New Delhi: With floods and landslides causing widespread devastation in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India stands by the people of the island nation and that ships are being rushed with relief material.

India dispatches relief to Sri Lanka after floods takes 90 lives

Modi also said that India would stand by Sri Lanka in the hour of need. PTI

He condoled the death of 90 people due to rain-triggered floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.

"We stand with our Sri Lankan brothers and sisters in their hour of need", he said in a tweet.

Modi said Indian ships are being dispatched with relief material.

"The first ship will reach Colombo tomorrow morning. The second will reach on Sunday. Further assistance on its way," he said in a series of tweets.

Heavy floods and landslides triggered by the worst rainfall since 1970s have killed over 90 people and left 110
missing in Sri Lanka, officials said on Friday, warning the situation could get worse.

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