9 dead due to adverse weather

9 dead due to adverse weather

9 October 2018 11:28 am

Nine deaths and one disappearance have been reported due to the adverse weather in the country. Four deaths from Kalutara, two deaths from Galle, two deaths from Ratnapura and one death from Kegalle, have been reported.

According to the Disaster Management Center (DMC), most number of deaths were reported due to drowning. They urge the public to refrain from visiting flooded areas.

According to the Assistant Director of the DMC, Pradeep Kodippili, 50,000 people have been affected by the evening of Monday 8th October. 5,834 persons belonging to 1,318 families are housed in temporary shelters.

The DMC stated that all families will be given Rs 10,000 each.

Meanwhile, the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued landslide alerts to Kalutara, Galle, Kegalle and Badulla districts. Norwood police said that 23 persons of 5 families were sent to safe places due to landslide risk.

The rainfall is expected to increase further on 9th and 10th October.

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