Death toll from weather goes up

Meanwhile the Department of Meteorology said that showers will occur at times in the North, Eastern, North-central, Northwestern and Uva provinces today. The death toll from the bad weather rose to 45 by today, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said today while 8 people are missing.According to the DMC, 3052 people are in evacuation centers across the island following the heavy rain, floods and landslides over the past 3-4 weeks. Monsoonal winds may strengthen up to 60 km/hr over the country and surrounding sea areas. Thundershowers will develop at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Mathara districts during the afternoon and night.

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