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DMC: Number Of Persons Affected By Floods Increase

Jan 13, 2011 7:44:25 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Disaster Management Center (DMC) has said that over 1,066,000 persons have been affected by the heavy rains and floods in 13 districts in the country.

The latest government statistics state that the death toll due to the prevailing weather condition has increased to 23 while 36 persons have reportedly been injured.

The DMC has stated that 534 welfare centers have been set up in the affected districts to accommodate, the flood victims and provide dry rations and medical assistance to them.

According to the DMC, a total of 2,468 houses have been damaged and 14,953 houses partially damaged.