Mini cyclone hits Amparai, Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Saturday, 20 May 2006, 18:37 GMT]
150 houses were damaged when a mini cyclone swept over Thirukkovil, Thambiluvil and Pottuvil areas around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Around 50 houses were damaged in Arayampathi, Thalankudah and Kirankulam, sources in Batticaloa said.

The administrative buildling and the hostel of the National Educational College, recently shifted to Thalankudah, were damaged, civil sources said.

The cyclone was reported at 5.00 p.m. in Batticaloa and around 5.30 p.m. in Amparai district.

 

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