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Tuesday, 11 June 2013 - 8:03
Death toll of firemen due to cyclone rises to 43; searching for those missing continues.
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The death toll of Saturday’s disaster has risen to 43 and majority of the victims were reported from the Galle district, 18 from Colombo and Kalutara districts and one from the Negombo district.

Deputy Director of the Disaster Management centre Pradeep Kodipillai said that 30 fishermen and 44 fishing vessels are still missing.

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed the Secretary to the President to appoint an Emergency Committee to look into the death, injuries and missing persons due to the adverse weather condition in the past few days.

 

The main task of the Emergency Committee would be to find out the real cause to the catastrophe and why these fishermen were not warned of turbulent weather forecasts to enable them to take precautionary measures.

 

The President has also instructed Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga to submit the report without delay.

 


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