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Death toll due rough weather in Sri Lanka increases to five

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CONOMYNEXT – The death toll of prevailing adverse weather in Sri Lanka has increased to 05 with more than 50 families still in relief centres, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

The DMC said on Saturday, that due to floods, heavy rainfall and landslides, 10 district in five provinces have been affected.

As of Saturday, 232 people from 58 families are in 5 relief centres around the country. The DMC said a total of 14,885 people from 3,850 families have been affected.

One person has been injured and three people are reported to be missing.

According to the department, one property has been completely destroyed while 1,691 properties have been partially damaged.

Showers are expected to continue in Sabaragamuwa province, Western and North-western provinces and in Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Galle and Matara districts.

Meteorology department said strong winds about 50 kmph can be expected at times over the western slopes of the Central hills and in the Northern and North-central provinces.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Chilaw to Batticaloa via Mannar, Kankasanturai and Trincomalee and in the sea areas from Matara to Pottuvil will be rough at times.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Chilaw to Matara via Colombo and Galle will be fairly rough at times. The other sea areas around the island will be moderate. (Colombo/ Aug 06/2022)

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