Death toll by Saturday windstorm rises to 31; another 31 still missing.

Monday, 10 June 2013 - 13:38



The Disaster Management Center stated that the death toll of the fishermen hit by wind storm has risen to 31.


The center also stated that 31 more fishermen are still missing.


29 persons were injured and 101 houses were damaged by the windstorm which hit the areas along the Southern coastal belt on Saturday.  


Police stated that 2 more bodied believed to be of the missing fishermen were found near the beach at Bambalapitiya Railway Station.


Police also said the Navy was informed of the bodies which are not identified yet.


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