Storm toll reaches nearly 60

The death toll from the recent violent storm has reached nearly 60 with five people still missing, according to the Disaster Management Center (DMC).
According to the DMC, 58 people are now confirmed dead, most of them fishermen who went out to sea almost two weeks ago.
Over 4000 houses were damaged as a result of the strong winds, heavy rain and landslides experienced during that period. (Colombo Gazette)