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Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 19:28
Heavy rains expected tonight, landslide warnings issued
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The Met Department states that showers or thundershowers may occur at times in the Western, Southern, Northern, Eastern, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces tonight.

Our correspondents reported that showers were experienced in areas struck by severe drought in the Northern Province since last night.

As a result certain roads are also inundated.

The Disaster Management Center noted that due to heavy rains, the Kalu Ganga and Aththanagalla Oya have reached spill-over levels.

Further, a sluice gate of the Kukuleganga Reservoir was opened due to heavy rainfall.

The DMC advised the people residing in low lying areas to be vigilant.

Meanwhile, the National Building Research Organization issued landslide warnings to the Kalutara, Kegalle and Rathnapura districts.

Further, a couple was struck by lightning while they were bathing amidst heavy showers.

The wife succumbed to her injuries while the husband was admitted to the hospital.

Police stated that the couple, from Poonaryn, Iranaimadha, was bathing near a well at their residence at the time of the incident.

The deceased, a 40-year-old woman was a mother of six children.

Meanwhile, the highest rainfall of 140.3mm in the past 24 hours was recorded from the Matugama area.

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