Friday, November 25, 2011

Death toll rises to 12

The strong winds that gushed through the South have wreaked havoc in the lives of those living in the areas of Galle, Matara and Hambantota.

According to the Centre for Disaster Management several houses have also been damaged due to the strong winds.

Meanwhile, according to Pradeep Kodipilli, the Assistant Director of Disaster Management the winds that swept through Galle, Matara and Hambantota caused the greatest damage to Matara.

The death toll in the gale that hit the southern coastal belt has risen to 12 including eight fishermen, and four others who died due to falling trees and other objects. Five fishing boats have been destroyed and 12 others are reported missing.

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