Over 61,000 in 11 districts affected due to bad weather
The heavy downpour and strong winds experienced in a few provinces during the last two days caused 11 deaths, while forcing over 3,000 people to stay in welfare camps.
According to Disaster Management Ministry sources, five persons have gone missing while, more than 30 persons have been injured. Around 61,125 people in 11 districts of the country have been affected. Four hundred and thirty houses have been destroyed, while another 11,597 houses were partly damaged due to bad weather conditions. Of the affected people, 3,270 persons of 901 families, have been housed at 28 welfare camps. Besides, 82 small and medium scale industries have also been affected.
Northern, North-central, Uva, Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa and the Central Provinces have been severely affected by strong winds and showers.