Lightening kills 5 in southern Sri Lanka

[TamilNet, Monday, 04 October 2010, 15:05 GMT]
Lightening claimed the lives of five persons within twenty-four hours in the districts of Moneragala, Gampaha and Ratnapura in southern Sri Lanka. Some persons are missing due to floods following torrential rain. The number of missing persons has not been officially released by the Disaster Management Centre in Colombo. Sri Lanka has been experiencing heavy rains since Friday.

The main highway between Badulla and Haputale is closed since Sunday following landslides.

Several roads in Galle district are also blocked due to floods.

 

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