Heavy rains lash Vavunativu | Daily News


Heavy rains lash Vavunativu

Thunderstorms and heavy showers that followed a long drought damaged 62 houses in the Vavunativu Secretarial Division on Sunday evening, the Batticaloa Center for Disaster Management said.

A farmer, Sundaramoorthy Anandan (40) of the Market Road, Chenkalady, was struck by lightning in Pankudavely, Periyaveddai along the Chenkalady-Badulla Highway.

Many people of Eluppadichchenai, Kothiyapulai, Thandiyadi, Kanchirankuda and Puthumandapathadi were affected. The storm damaged houses and a mosque in Kankeyanodai in the Kattankudy Secretarial Division.

Assistant Director of the Batticaloa Disaster Management Center M.A. Shiyath, Coordinator R.Sivanathan, District Relief Officer of the Manmunai West Secretarial Division N.Sivanithi and the Grama Nilladhari visited the scene and promised relief.

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