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Adverse weather: Death toll rises to 64

20 May 2016 10:08 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The number of deaths caused by floods and landslides had increased to 64, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today.

It said so far more than 400,000 people of some 100,000 families had been badly affected.

“About 131 people are still missing and 29 people are injured,” it said.



  Comments - 8

  • Worried Friday, 20 May 2016 03:10 AM

    This situation clearly shows that corrupted individuals generate greater amounts of income and capital than others rendering poor standard of living to innocent civilians.This has led to the rich getting richer and the poor poorer, with economic power becoming concentrated in relatively few hands in Sri Lanka.

    Cheers Friday, 20 May 2016 03:30 AM

    Our prayers and thoughts goes to all people who suffered died and their families and you will bounce back fast to normal life soon

    Cobra Friday, 20 May 2016 08:04 PM

    I think it will be a good idea if all those who are organizing dansalas in areas not effected by floods divert their offering to the flood victims!

    Lanka Friday, 20 May 2016 08:18 PM

    This is not about "wealth", this is a "natural" disaster. If you want to blame, blame the poor planning.

    Thaya Friday, 20 May 2016 08:46 AM

    It shows the lack of responsibility and accountability of the govt official and at large the govt itself. The warning came as early as in Jan from NASA and other sources but no preparation to minimize the risk until it became an issue.

    Siddiq Haniffa Friday, 20 May 2016 09:15 AM

    My deepest sympathies with the families who have lost their loved ones. I shall pray for the safety of other brothers and sisters -my fellow citizens of our motherland Sri Lanka. via DM Android App

    saman Friday, 20 May 2016 09:18 AM

    Gods are angry and we all know why.

    Sharon Friday, 20 May 2016 09:45 AM

    It is indeed a sad situation. But happy to see the solidarity of the citizenry. Keep it up Sri Lanka...

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