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Sunday, 28 May 2017 - 13:31
Death toll due to adverse weather rises to 146
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The death toll due to the inclement weather has increased to 146.

In a communiqué issued by the Disaster Management Center, 112 individuals are still reported to be missing.

The communiqué notes that 442,299 persons ​in 114,124 families have been affected by the inclement weather.

The highest number of deaths was reported from Ratnapura district which stands at 71.

43 deaths have been reported in Kalutara district while 14 deaths have been reported in Matara district.

Additionally, the Disaster Management Center noted that 8 deaths have been reported in Galle district, 5 deaths in Hambantota district, 3 deaths in Gampaha district and 2 deaths in Kegalle district.

230 houses have been completely destroyed while 1701 houses have been partially damaged.

The disaster management center noted that 101,638 individuals from 24,603 families are currently sheltered in 319
​relief camps.

The highest number of displaced persons is reported from Ratnapura district which stands at 33,248.

 The Disaster Management Center noted that 31,479 persons in Matara district and 21,918 persons in Gampaha district are currently being sheltered at ​relief camps.

Meanwhile, the Disaster Management Center urges those living in Kalutara, Panadura and Wadduwa areas to be vigilant as the Panapitiya dam in Kalutara has reached spill over level.

The Government Information Department quoting the Disaster Management Center announced that although the water level in Gin and Nilwala rivers have receded, low lying areas continue to be posed with a risk.
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