The National Building and Research Organization (NBRO) issued a landslide alert for several areas in the Kegalle, Kalutara, Ratnapura and Galle districts due to the heavy rain experienced in those areas.
‘With heavy rain expected in these areas due to the monsoon season and heavy rain received during the last 24 hours, the NBRO has issued a landslide alert, Mr. R.M.S Bandara the Head of Landslide Services and Studies of the NBRO told Daily Mirror online
He added that several areas in Kegalle were severely affected due to heavy rain and landslides.
Mr. Bandara noted that several reports of people being buried alive due to landslides were reported from the Kegalle Districts and that NBRO officials were sent to those areas to conduct inquires.
It was reported earlier that a mother and daughter were buried alive in the Galigamuwa area in Kegalle after their house collapsed due a landslide. (Daily Mirror online)