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Heavy rains kill 5 in hill country

At least five people were killed and ten injured due to adverse weather conditions prevailing in the hill country, according to the latest update from the Disaster Management Centre. Four deaths are reported from the Badulla district and the other one is reported from the Ratnapura district.

“Five thousand six hundred and sixty people from 1,509 families have been affected from the inclement weather. Twenty six houses have neen destroyed while 671 houses have been partially damaged,” Disaster Management Centre sources said.

The Department of Meteorology predicts thundershowers over many parts of the island towards the afternoon today (21). Showers will occur in coastal areas of the Western and Southern Provinces and the Mannar district during the morning too.

Fairly heavy falls between 75-100 mm can be expected at some places in the Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, North-Western, Southern and Uva Provinces.

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in the Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva and North-Central Provinces during the morning.

The Meteorology Department requests the naval and fishing communities to be vigilant as showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the coastal areas extending from Mannar to Batticaloa via Puttalam, Colombo and Hambantota.

Winds will be south-westerly with speeds of 20-40 kmph in the sea areas around the island and increasing up to 50 kmph at times.

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