Last Updated: Monday, December 29, 2014

Recent flooding in Sri Lanka kills 24, leaves 8 missing


Recent flooding in Sri Lanka has claimed lives of 24 people and left 8 others missing, Dailymirror has written quoting the National Disaster Management Centre.

The floods have also destroyed 4,593 houses and damaged further 14,649 houses. According to the Daily News, eight bodies have been recovered in the Rilpola Haliela landslide affected area in Badulla and another seven persons are still missing.

Disaster Management Centre under Ministry of disaster Management and Asia Pacific Alliance Disaster Management in Srilanka has send relief to the flood victims in Chilaw, Kandy, Matale and Mahiyangana on 28th of December 2014, Sri lanka disaster management centre said.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed officials to reconstruct the houses destroyed by landslides and flooding in Sri Lanka with the assistance of Army personnel.

Severe flooding in Southeast Asia have affected Sri Lanka, southern Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia in recent days. The worst flooding in Malaysia in more than a decade has claimed lives of at least 10 people. Malaysia has been even experiencing the biggest number of flood evacuees in the nation's history

Original post: Natural Disasters List December 28, 2014