Floods and mudslides kill 3 and displace more than 60,000 in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan officials say three people have died and more than 60,000 had to be evacuated to safer locations due to floods and mudslides caused by heavy rains around the island nation.

The Disaster Management Center said Tuesday that three days of heavy rain in 15 districts also destroyed 1,900 homes.

Hospitals and government offices were inundated and some inmates of a prison were transferred to other facilities.

It is monsoon season in some parts of Sri Lanka, but many other areas not normally affected are also experiencing non-seasonal rain.