Death toll from adverse weather rises, over 60,000 affected

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A total of 68,000 persons belonging to 18,079 families have been affected across 19 districts due to the adverse weather prevailing in the country, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

Reportedly, more than 6,710 people have been displaced and currently staying in 168 safer locations in 9 districts. Eight deaths have been reported so far and 6 out of those deaths were due to lightning incidents.

The highest number of affected people has been reported from the Ratnapura District where a total of 13,033 people belonging to 3,287 families have been affected.

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