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Tornado damages 17 homes in Galle

Some 17 houses were partially damaged after a small tornado hit Medakimbiya area in Wanduramba, Galle, last afternoon (19), Galle District Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

DMC Galle District Assistant Director I. G. Wickramasinghe told RepublicNext that a total of 74 people from 20 families have been affected by the situation.

The tornado has caused damages to several agricultural lands and has also uprooted trees in the area.

Wickramasinghe further noted that the DMC is taking steps to pay compensation to the victims.

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