In Sri Lanka soldiers dig through mud with their bare hands. Days after Tuesday's heavy landslide, many people are still missing. More than 150 are feared buried, at least 50 others are presumed dead, officials say.
Hundreds of people have either died or gone missing amid severe flooding and mudslides in Sri Lanka. Authorities are now appealing for international help.
At least 200 people have died in mudslides and floods in Sri Lanka, the government reports. Buried highways and submerged roads are hampering efforts to get food, water and medicines to survivors.
Emergency aid has started reaching the Sri Lanka flood victims as rescue teams continue to reach out to marooned people, taking advantage of slightly improved weather. Floods and mudslides have claimed some 146 lives.
More than 100 people are still missing after a mountainside collapsed over a village in rural China. Authorities have found 15 bodies in the search for survivors.
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