Floods destroy crop

 
Published: Tuesday 15 February 1994

TORRENTIAL rains and consequent floods in Sri Lanka have rendered 375,000 people homeless and devastated large tracts of paddy.

Among the worst affected areas are the war-torn northern and eastern provinces. Most of the tanks and rivers in the north and east have overflowed, forcing government troops and rebels to abandon some of their camps temporarily.

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