Inclement weather claims 6 lives, afflicts more than 183,000
Posted on June 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) says the death toll from the adverse weather condition in parts of the island has climbed to six.

Meanwhile, five persons are reported missing and two others have sustained injuries.

In addition, as many as 183,028 people have been afflicted by the inclement weather, the DMC stated.

Earlier today, the remains of four people were recovered from an earth slip at Devanagala area in Mawanella. They victims – father (57), mother (56), son (29) and daughter (23) – had been trapped after their house was buried in an earth slip this morning.

In the meantime, a 70-year-old person also died due to an earth slip that occurred in the area of Algama, Warakapola earlier today.

Further, the body of a 17-year-old girl who was buried in an earth slip at Ihalapola area in Dumbara, Ratnapura along with two other persons was found yesterday.

One Response to “Inclement weather claims 6 lives, afflicts more than 183,000”

  1. Nimal Says:

    It is a monumental task to stop land slides even very costly.Athorities perhaps in UDA must do some urgent research as to prevent land slides. They should be able to notice especially in tea estates if the land slides are frequent in the areas where the tea bushes are growing.A sudda visitor from an African country told me in 2015 when I had a land slide in my land in Kandy to grow trees like the tea bushes that have binding deep roots. They bind the soil tight with their deep roots.
    He also advised me to cement as mush areas around the house to prevent water penetration but to grow few plants that will absorb water in the deep soil. But all the efforts will be useless if the owners of the land above don’t follow the same preventive practice. Being our people utterly greedy and selfish will have to put up with these tragedies. He also told me not to put up house in places where there is a big exposed plantation above ones house as one just can’t prevent water penetration after a continuous rains on to the plantation, it is a no win situation for people in hilly areas.

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