Galle, Matara, Hambantota: 4000 dead, 8000 missing

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 28 December 2004, 20:41 GMT]
Tsunami death toll in Galle now stands at 2600 with 3000 still missing, in Matara the death toll is 850 and 4000 are listed missing, and in Hambantota 1100 bodies have been recovered and about 1000 are still missing, official sources in Colombo said.

Sources added that in Ampara 5300 people are dead and 8 villages have been completely destroyed. Pottuvil area is also hardly hit but people are still waiting for relief to reach them. Around 300 bodies, mostly the children and elderly, have been recovered in Pottuvil.

Meanwhile, the Up Country People Front (UPF) led by Nuwara-Eliya Parliamentarian P. Chandarasegaran collected nearly 10 lorry loads of relief supplies and have dispatched them to Mullaitivu, sources from Hill country said.

Students from Jaffna who are continuing their studies in Colombo university and Peradeniya university have also sent relief supplies to Mullaithivu, Batticaloa and Trincomalee.

 

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