Report details Jaffna tsunami damage

[TamilNet, Thursday, 10 February 2005, 11:54 GMT]
Latest report released by the Jaffna secretariat reveals that 47195 people from 12669 families were either displaced or severely affected economically by the tsunami waves in Jaffna peninsula. Out of these 9663 people from 2660 families still continue to be refugee camps. A further 30393 persons belonging to 7934 families are staying with friends and relations, the report said.

Statistics in the report also revealed that 7739 persons belonging to 2075 families have been affected economically though they have not displaced.

Further in the 31 Grama Sevaka divisions of Point Pedro and Maruthankerny 6680 houses have been completely destroyed. In Point Pedro 1114 houses have been partially damaged, the report said. 14 schools have been either partially or completely damaged for an estimated loss of 96.1 million Rupees.

Until January 31st 1256 people have lost their lives and 1240 people have been listed as missing. 1647 injured had sought treatment for injuries.

Only 355 families of the tsunami deceased persons had received payments in part or full for the funeral expenses.

Along the coast under the control of the Sri Lankan forces from Thondamanaru to Kudaththanai in the Vadamaradchy east and on the coast under the control of LTTE the losses to the fishing vessels, nets and other tools of trade have been estimated to be 994.24 million Rupees.

 

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