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Nearly 1.2Mn Persons Affected By Rains

Feb 8, 2011 8:40:39 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) has stated that nearly 1.2 million people have been affected by the heavy rains.

The DMC statistics state that 1,182,601 persons from 318,417 families have been affected by the heavy rains. The displaced are being temporarily housed in 686 welfare centres island wide.

According to the DMC, 17,470 houses have been either partially or fully damaged.