Published On: Wed, May 31st, 2017

Death toll rises – search, relief and rescue operations in place

Death toll due to floods and landslides has risen to 196, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said.

93 persons remain missing.

622,510 in total were affected by the disaster situation that made an impact across 15 districts, the DMC added.

Over 84,000 individuals have been relocated in 382 secure locations.

Meanwhile, a risk of a landslide has emerged in Paskoda, Rotumbakanda of the Matara district.

The Matara District Secretary confirmed that the occupants of the danger zone were evacuated yesterday (30).

The District Secretary of Ratnapura, Malani Lokuhothagama stated that search, relief and rescue operations were in place in Ratnapura.

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