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Monday, 02 June 2014 - 19:49
Heavy rain to continue - death toll rises to 15.-Weather
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The death toll of earth slips and other accidents due to heavy showers have risen to 15 while 2 people are still missing.

The inclement weather wrecked havoc in the Kalutara district as 12 deaths were reported from Matugama, Kitulegoda, Dammage Watta and Polwattagoda areas of the Kalutara district.

Three members of the same family and two others died this morning due to earth slips followed by heavy rain.

A husband and wife of Agalawatta in Matugama died following an earth slip at night however, their son was able to escape the disaster.

Another three persons of Bulathsinhala in Kalutara also died due to an earth slip this morning while a 73 year old of Meegaha Tenna in Kalutara was also killed in another such incident.

Meanwhile a husband and wife died in their sleep after a stone-wall collapsed on their house in Talangama, Malabe.

Another two deaths were reported after a 38-year old resident of Badugama in Welipenna and a resident of Panangala in Hiniduma drowned this morning.

Meanwhile police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that two persons who were caught in flood waters, in Gaala Junction, Kirbathgoda and Akuressa are still missing.

The Disaster Management Center stated that in the Kalutara District 4, 820 persons belonging to 1, 209 families have been affected by inclement weather  

And have been provided temporarily shelter in several makeshift camps in the area.

Meanwhile Army Media Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya told our news team that 10 lifeguard teams and two helicopters have been deployed for rescue operations.

The meteorology department states that Due to the convergence of wind flow thunder showers will occur in the western ,Sabaragamuwa, and Central  provinces and in Galle and Matara district.

The Director General of the Department Lalith Chandrapala told our news team that in certain areas rainfall amounting to more than 100 millimetres will be expected.








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