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Dec 01, 2019
2:19PM

SriLanka: At least one killed, three missing after landslide hit Nuwara Eliya

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In Sri Lanka, at least one person was killed and another three went missing after a landslide hit the hilly area of Nuwara Eliya, due to adverse weather.

The house of the victims has been completely destroyed, and search operations are on to find the missing three.

The country’s Disaster Management Center stated that 2,200 people from 643 families have been affected by the prevailing inclement weather. It said around three hundred persons are currently taking shelter at three safety shelters.

The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has declared Ratnapura, Badulla and Kegalle as landslide-prone districts.


Most of the districts have observed over 100 mm of rainfall in the past few days, which is predicted to continue due to northeast monsoon.

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