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Ten individuals have died while 219,027 people from 54,126 families in eight districts had been affected due to the prevailing adverse weather conditions, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today.

The affected people are from Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura, Puttalam, Colombo, Gampaha, Kegalle, Kandy and Kalutara.

Moreover, one person has gone missing while two persons have been injured. Also, 11 houses have been completely damaged while 724 houses have been partially damaged due to inclement weather.

The DMC warned of further floods with the water levels in several reservoirs and rivers were increasing rapidly while some were overflowing because of incessant rains. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Mahila Saturday, 05 June 2021 09:01 PM

    It is indeed very sad that so many are affected by this bad weather. The government should plan better for flood mitigation in the future atleast


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