“Our ships are being dispatched with relief material,” Modi said.Reports said the flooding is believed to be the worst since May 2003 when a similar flooding killed 250 people, and destroyed 10,000 homes. Rescue agencies said thousands of people had been forced to leave their homes in wake of the deluge, prompting authorities to launch massive rescue operations. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday condoled on the loss of lives and property in neighbouring Sri Lanka due to floods and landslides, officials said, according to the Xinhua news agency.“India condoles the loss of lives and property in Sri Lanka due to flooding and landslides. We stand with our Sri Lankan brothers and sisters in their hour of need,” an official statement quoting Modi as having said. Flooding and mudslides triggered by monsoon rains in Sri Lanka killed at least 100 people, besides leaving 99 others missing.
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“The violence resulted in the loss of human lives and an attack by Young Patriots on the vehicle of the High Representative for Elections, Mr. Gérard Stoudmann,” Mr. Annan’s spokesman said today in a statement, referring to the group of young supporters of President Laurent Gbagbo that has also been blamed for the January destruction of United Nations offices during violent protests in the western town of Guiglo.In condemning such acts of violence, the statement added that they were in breach of the agreements reached among Ivorian parties, including those made at the meeting of high officials Mr. Annan convened in the country’s capital, Yamoussoukro, on 5 July. Mr. Annan urged all Ivorian parties to extend their full cooperation to Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny, as the Government presses ahead with the simultaneous implementation of the identification and disarmament processes that aim to end the civil strife that has kept the country divided between a rebel-held north and a Government-controlled south since 2002.