Colombo: No less than 14 individuals have died and over 240,000 affected in flash floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka, officers mentioned on Sunday.
Rains have been pounding a number of districts of the island nation since Thursday night time, and many homes, paddy fields and roads have been inundated, blocking visitors.
The Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Centre chief, Maj Gen Sudantha Ranasinghe, mentioned 245,212 individuals belonging to 60,674 households in 10 districts have been affected resulting from antagonistic climate circumstances.
“Over 3500 families are housed in relief camps,” he mentioned, including that 72 reduction camps have been set as much as accommodate over 15,000 individuals displaced from these households.
The deaths have been reported from Gampaha (2), Ratnapura (3), Colombo (1), Puttalam (1), Kalutara (1), Kegalle (5) and Galle (1), officers mentioned. Whereas 10 individuals died in floods, 4 misplaced their lives in mudslides, they mentioned.
The torrential monsoon rains left a number of districts below water, together with Kalutara, Gampaha, Colombo, Ratnapura and Kegalle. Extra rains are anticipated within the coming days, the Meteorology Division mentioned.
The Nationwide Constructing Analysis Organisation (NBRO) has issued landslide warnings for six of the 25 administrative districts.