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Sri Lanka floods force up to 300,000 from their homes

Nov 11, 2010 8:56:35 AM - yahoo.com
By Amal Jayasinghe COLOMBO: Sri Lanka sent in troops to rescue residents marooned in the capital Colombo today after the heaviest rains in 18 years flooded the city, forcing up to 300,000 people from their homes. At least one man was struck down by lightning and killed while a woman was injured when her house collapsed, disaster management officials said. The authorities set up 12 temporary ...