Sisters killed in Balangoda earth slip (Video)

Sisters killed in Balangoda earth slip (Video)

Written by Staff Writer

04 Jun, 2014 | 8:25 am

The DMC states that as of now 25, 000 persons have been affected by floods and landslides owing to inclement weather conditions.

Two women were killed when an earth slip fell on their house in the Wathukarakanda area in Walegoda, Balangoda early Tuesday morning.

The victims have been identified as 17 and 24 year old. The mother of the two women who were injured in the incident was admitted to the Balangoda Hospital. According to our correspondent, residents in the area are finding in difficult take the remains of the remains of the two women to hospital due to the heavy rains experienced in the area.

He added that earth slips and electricity poles have fallen on the main road from Walegoda.

Director of the National Building and Research Organisation, R.M. S. Bandara said that the land slide threat issued to six districts will continue until 9.30 Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Education has decided to close down 148 schools in the Western Province. Asst. Director of the DMC, Pradeep Kodippili says that the day to day activities of many have come to a standstill, especially in the Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Gampaha, Nuwara Eliya and several other districts.

The highest rainfall was recorded from the Kalutara district in where 14 persons have lost their lives due to landslides and floods that have affected much of the area.

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