Monday, June 10, 2013

Latest Update- 42 Fishermen Died ,Another 22 missing Due To The Adverse Weather

According to the the latest information received 42 fishermen have died and another 22 were injured  due to the adverse weather conditions prevailed in the island during last few days.43 fishermen are still missing along with 24 trawlers according to Ministry Of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources .

Out of the 42 fishermen died 23  deaths were reported from Galle,9 deaths from Colombo and another 9 deaths from Kalutara and 1 death from Negombo Districts.

Government has announced that Rs.100,000 compensation will be given to the families of fishermen who died .meanwhile President Mahinda Rajapaksha has requested a full report from the authorities on how the Sri Lankan Meteorology Department issued warnings to the Fishermen and public on adverse weather during last few days. Speculations are growing among public that the department was not able to inform fishermen on the adverse weather conditions including gusty winds and rough seas in time on last Friday where most of the dead and missing fishermen went to the sea.



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https://www.reuters.com/article/us- australia-bushfires/bushfires-conditions-worsen-in-east-and-west-australia-idUSKBN1XQ0RK