Sri Lankans walk on a rail road bridge across rising floodwaters
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Prolonged rain causes floods havoc in Sri Lanka

After a week of heavy downpours, the island nation of Sri Lanka is reeling from heavy flooding.

Forty-two people have died and tens of thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes.

The worst-hit areas are in the central and eastern areas of the country. Lucas de Jong reports.

  • 24 Dec 2012