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Death toll in floods, landslides exceeds 200

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The number of deaths reported in floods and landslides was increased to 203 while 96 people had gone missing, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today.

In its latest situation report, the DMC said the adverse weather condition had left 63 people injured. In total, 631,346 people of 164,264 families had been affected by the weather calamity.

According to the DMC, 1,508 houses had been fully damaged while 7,617 houses were partially damaged due to the floods and landslides.

The South-West monsoon unleashed torrential rains, which ravaged fourteen districts in the western and southern parts of the country last week.


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  • ceylon Wednesday, 31 May 2017 11:47 AM

    even one death is sadbut country which killed 400000 in 69 years and 35000 death in sunamithis 200 is peanuts. via DM Android App

    resident Wednesday, 31 May 2017 01:43 PM

    even a single life lost is sad. Could have been prevented with prior evacuation plans in place in the event of such weather.


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