Madu River blockage sends three villages under water

Madu River blockage sends three villages under water

Madu River blockage sends three villages under water

Written by Bella Dalima

14 Aug, 2014 | 9:45 pm

Eighty homes in low lying areas have been inundated due to a blockage at the river mouth of the Madu River.The flooding has prevailed for two weeks.

Residents charge the blockage at the river mouth of the Madu River causes the areas to flood even during minor showers.The villages of Ovilana and Pathamulla in Balapitiya have been affected by the flooding. The main approaches to the villages are also submerged.

Residents say that the constant overflowing of the river also poses a threat from crocodiles in the river encroaching on human settlements.

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