Four dead, more than 42,000 affected by adverse weather – DMC
The Disaster Management Centre says four persons died while two others sustained injuries due to the adverse weather condition in the country since May 13.
Meanwhile, as many as 42,252 people from 11,074 families have been afflicted by the torrential rains.
According to reports, Kegalle, Colombo, Kalutara, Gampaha, Kurunegala, Galle and Matara areas were afflicted by the torrential rains.
Reports revealed that a total of 250 houses in aforementioned areas were also damaged.
Many rivers including Kelani, Gin and Kukule, have overflowed as many downstream areas were inundated by floodwater.
Peliyagoda, Kelaniya, Kohilawatta and Biyagama areas in Gampaha District, Neluwa and Thawalama areas in Galle District, Badegama-Udugama road, Baddegama-Dodangoda Road and Baddegama-Hikkaduwa old road were also flooded after downpours.