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70,000 displaced in cyclone Nilam in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Nov 1, 2012, IANS : 19:30 IST
Six people have died and some 70,000 people have been displaced in cyclone Nilam in Sri lanka, an official said Thursday.

Several roads in Colombo were inundated by the flood waters, trees were uprooted, and train services were affected, Xinhua reported.

The displaced people were housed in temporary shelters. Water levels in several reservoirs overflowed. Fishermen were advised not to go out to sea.

Cyclone Nilam struck Sri Lanka earlier this week, and gradually moved towards India, causing heavy rains in the costal regions of that country.

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