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Sri Lanka closes schools as the death toll from floods and mudslides rises to 16

Jun. 03, 2024 19:57 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka closed schools on Monday as the death toll due to floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in many parts of the island nation, rose to 16 people, officials said. The education ministry announced that the reopening of schools would depend on...

Race car in Sri Lanka veers off track killing 7 people and injuring 20, officials say

Apr. 22, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A race car veered off the track during a competition in Sri Lanka on Sunday and rammed into a crowd of spectators and race officials, killing seven people and injuring 20 others, officials said. Thousands of spectators looked on as the mishap took place...