Sri Lankans Commute by Motor Boats Amid Flooding

StoryfulWeatherPublished: May 29, 2017
Published: May 29, 2017

Sri Lankas resorted to motor boats in their daily commute during extensive flooding.

This video shows the scene in Kaduwela, a western suburb of the capital Colombo.

At least 151 peopled died in killed in flooding and landslides following one of the worst rains in over a decade, according to meteorology officials, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-disaster-idUSKBN18O0PN" target="_blank">Reuters</a> reported. Authorities reached stranded people by helicopters and boats but had difficulty getting to the hard-hit areas in the southern and western part of the country.

The Indian Navy has sent ships, supplies and aid to Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, the <a href="http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/in-pics-sri-lanka-floods-armoured-vehicles-on-streets-indian-navy-sends-ships-for-rescue/story-iuiRqHJDFiJ6AUonuw1PoJ.html" target="_blank">Hindustan Times</a> reported.

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