Torrential rain floods Muslim, Tamil villages in Amparai

[TamilNet, Monday, 18 December 2006, 13:31 GMT]
Several Muslim and Tamil villages in Amparai have been inundated with floodwater from torrential rain, and thousands of families have been displaced from their homes in Amparai district. About twelve thousand members of seven thousand families from 27 grama niladhari sectors in Pottuvil division have been displaced and sheltered in temporary structures, sources said.

Kalappukattu, Pakkiawathai, Sarvothayapuram, Hithayapuram, R.M.Nagar, Jalalnagar, and Mathuranchenai in Pottuvil division are among the worst affected villages in the Pottuvil. Most of the houses in these villages are under three feet floodwater, according to Divisional Secretary Mr.M.M.Nazeer.

Pottuvil-Lagugala road and Pottuvil-Panama road are under floodwater severing transport services completely, sources said.

Social Services Department officials are taking steps to provide meals and other assistance to the displaced, sources said.

 

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