Death toll in floods reaches 20 in south

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 04 June 2008, 07:23 GMT]
Floods due to incessant rain in the south continued Wednesday and the death toll has risen to twenty. Most of the deaths took place in Kalutara district in the western province and second Galle district. About four hundred thousand peoples have been internally displaced and being sheltered in public buildings, schools and welfare centres, according to the officials at Sri Lankan social department.

Many areas in the districts of Ratnapura, Kegalle, Matara, Kalutara, Galle, Gampaha and Colombo have been hit by the flood and rains that is expected to continue for a few more days with signs of the south west monsoon becoming active, sources said.


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