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The death toll due to the recent adverse weather conditions has risen to 40, including 38 fishermen, The Disaster Management Centre said.

Several bodies had washed ashore in coastal areas of the Western Province according to a spokesman at the DMC.
The Centre said that 31 persons were still believed to be missing.

Two deaths in Putthalam and Rathnapura were also included after their deaths resulted from floods and an accident stemming from the weather conditions, officials said.
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Video by Indika Sri Aravinda

  Comments - 5

  • zara Monday, 10 June 2013 12:00 AM

    kawda meawata waga kiyanne??? via DM Android App

    chunky Monday, 10 June 2013 12:00 AM

    I feel so sad for these poor people. :( via DM Android App

    lalitha Monday, 10 June 2013 11:32 AM

    this is not the first time the poor fisherman have suffered to due the inefficient meteorology dept. even if the met dept personal watched CNN weather report this wouldnt have happened.

    Ling Monday, 10 June 2013 11:39 AM

    weather is something that can forecast but not for Met. Fishermen just die because of monkey holding the job.

    shakir Tuesday, 11 June 2013 04:24 PM

    why not make compulsory to wear safety jackets?


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