Nine dead, over 3000 displaced

Nine people have been killed and over 3000 displaced following the adverse weather conditions over the island during the past two days, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said today.

A DMC spokesman said that over 500 houses were damaged in several parts of the country and one person was reported missing in Nuwara Eliya yesterday.

The DMC said that 8 people were killed from landslides and floods in the Matale District while one person was killed in Kandy from flash floods.

Meanwhile a group of people were reported trapped in the Knuckles range as a result of rising flood waters.

A total of 4917 people were affected by the bad weather while separately 3411 people were displaced.

The displaced people were transferred to temples, schools and temporary shelters in the respective areas.