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Sunday, 16 August 2015 - 13:14
86 houses damaged, hundreds affected due to strong winds: Hail in Galkiriyagama
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30 houses were damaged due to strong winds that blew across villages of Kekirawa and Palagala Divisional Secretariats last evening.  

In addition, the area’s power lines were also damaged due to fallen trees.

Areas including Kalagama, Dambewatana, Galkiriyagama, Labugalayaya in Kekirawa divisional secretariat as well as Pubbogama, Katukeliyaawa, and Kagama in Palagala divisional secretariat were affected by the strong winds.

Residents of Galkiriyagama area told our news team that following the strong winds and showers last evening, a hail occurred in the area and lasted for 2 minutes.

6 houses were damaged and 27 persons were affected due to strong winds that blew with heavy showers across several areas of Vavuniya last evening.

Deputy Media Director of National Disaster Management Centre Sarath Lal Kumara stated that 50 houses were damaged and 150 persons were affected in Polonnaruwa and Kurunegala districts due to strong winds.

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