Thousands displaced in Jaffna peninsula due to continuing downpour

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 25 November 2008, 18:01 GMT]
More than a thousand families from Point Pedro, Karaveddi, Kaarainakar and Cha'ndilippaay Divisional Secretariat areas were forced to leave their dwellings due to the incessant monsoon rains that pours down in Jaffna peninsula for the fourth day. 2,800 persons belonging to 458 families have been displaced from the above areas according to particulars received until now, Jaffna Government Agent said.

More than 180 families from Karaveddi have been sheltered in two school builidings.

Six houses in Karaveddi have been completely destroyed while many others are damaged.

Particulars of the affected people of the other areas in the Jaffna peninsula are yet to arrive, Jaffna Secretariat officials said.


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