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Floods: Over 84,000 People Affected, Death Toll Rises to 16

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According to Disaster Management Centre (DMC) Director Pradeep Kodippili, the ongoing adverse weather conditions have affected more than 84,000 individuals from 21,353 families.

The death toll has tragically risen to 16, with five individuals reported missing and only six injuries reported thus far. Fatalities have been recorded in Ratnapura (5), Colombo (3), Matara (6), and Galle (2) districts since June 1.

The affected population spans eight districts, with 77 individuals relocated to designated safe locations.

The destructive weather has resulted in six completely damaged houses and partial damage to 1,214 residences.

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