May 28, 2017

Worst damage caused to Ratnapura

Floods and landslides following incessant rains caused the worst damage to Ratnapura district, where the death toll stood at 71 by this morning (28).

The district secretariat said five have been injured.

Meanwhile, the three armed forces have deployed around 3,000 soldiers in rescue efforts.

So far, they have rescued 10,000 people.

(pics: Foreign Correspondents Assn.)