Strong winds damage over 300 houses in Lanka
January 15 2018 12:30 AM
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IANS/Colombo

More than 300 houses have been damaged due to strong winds in the Gampaha district of Sri Lanka, according to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) in 
Colombo. 
Gale force winds lashed across Walpita, Katukirinda and several other areas and houses in Badalgama, Katukenda, Alugolla, Dicklanda and Heeralugedera areas have been damaged by fallen trees and other debris, a DMC official said. 
Trees that have been fallen onto the streets were removed with the assistance of the army, the official added. 
Ravi Jayaratne, deputy director, Disaster Management Centre, said that no deaths have been reported but several people have been hospitalised with injuries. 
The National Insurance Trust Fund has deployed 12 teams to estimate the damages to grant insurance compensations for the victims, state radio reported. 
A Ceylon Electricity Board spokesman said that additional workers have been deployed to repair the damaged power 
supply.




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