The death toll from floods and landslides in Sri Lanka has risen to 169, with close to half a million people displaced.

Bangladesh is now braced for Cyclone Mora to make landfall early Tuesday morning as the storm continues its destructive path across the Bay of Bengal.

The country’s ports were warned to expect sea surges of up to two metres, with neighbouring India’s north eastern states also on alert for heavy rains.

On Monday, Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre reported a higher death toll with 102 people still missing from the torrential rains in the country, which began on Thursday.

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