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Strong winds damage 217 houses in Ampara

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 3, 2018 20:00

Strong winds damage 217 houses in Ampara

Around 217 houses have been damaged in strong winds experienced in the Ampara area. The Disaster Management Centre said that necessary estimates are being made with respect to paying compensation on behalf of the damages caused.

Strong winds lashed across several villages in the Ampara area last afternoon.  The residents claimed that the cyclonic situation lasted nearly ten minutes.

More than fifty houses were totally damaged. Residents of the Rajawewa, Tissapura, Nawagampura, Sammanthurai and Walathapitiya villages experienced great hardships as a result of the of this situation. Assistant Director of the Disaster Management Centre Pradeep Kodippili said that action was being initiated to grant immediate relief to owners of damaged houses through the Ampara Divisional Secretariat.

The Assistant Director of the Disaster Management Centre said that several houses have been partially damaged in the strong winds experienced yesterday. The District Disaster Management Unit and the National Disaster Management Centre have taken the necessary measures to grant them immediate relief.  He added that the people had been warned in advanced that such a situation would be experienced.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 3, 2018 20:00