Floods claim 32 lives, 49 injured

2011-01-15 05:27:15

Thirty two deaths were reported, 49 persons were injured and 12 persons are reported missing due to the floods and rain affecting the country. More than 1,056,255 persons belonging to 282,953 families have been affected due to floods and heavy rain in Ampara, Batticaloa, Trincomalee , Vavuniya and several other districts in the Central, North and East. More than 339,200 are currently housed in displaced camps, the Disaster Management Center said.
87899 families have been sheltered in camps in Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Kilinochchi and other Districts. 584 camps located in these districts are providing relief supplies to those affected by floods and rain.

More than 3737 houses were fully damaged and 19,356 were partially damaged due to floods in these Districts. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 5

  • Prabhath Patabendi Saturday, 15 January 2011 08:25

    Many deaths shows that we lacks preparedness to face floods. Please allocates at least 10/% of the relief budget to education & preparedness of the vulnerable communities.

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    Kesavan Saturday, 15 January 2011 08:34

    Very sad to note.... Not even a single comment for this disaster. It shows what a divided community we srilankans are......shame, shame...... just we are big talkers.

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    Srith Saturday, 15 January 2011 12:34

    Continue camp life.........

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    Steve Saturday, 15 January 2011 16:15

    This is mother nature and it could happen to any part of the world. Just because there are no comments that does not mean the community is divided.

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    zafar mustafa siddiq Sunday, 16 January 2011 07:36

    I agree with steve comments and it can happen again world weather changing for example Jeddah flood Saudi Arabia ,.Pakistan ,Brisbane Australia ,wish for normal life soon.

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