Adverse weather: Death toll rises to 13

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The number of deaths reported due to prevailing adverse weather conditions had increased to 13 by this evening.

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said 11 people were confirmed dead by this morning while the Police said another two individuals were found dead later today increasing the death toll to 13.

Police said one person in Kalpitiya died when he was struck by lightning  while the other victims had drowned in Horana.

The DMC said 105,352 individuals belonging to 27,064 families in ten Divisional Secretariat Divisions in 14 Districts had been affected by floods and the showery weather conditions.

Among them, 40,491 individuals were housed in welfare centres. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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