In Sri Lanka during the storm killed 40 people

June 11, 2013. Tropical storm, one of those that occur each year off the coast of Sri Lanka monsoon season, claimed a total of 40 human lives, the agency "RIA Novosti" with reference to the lankiykuyu newspaper "Daily Mirror".

Heavy monsoon rains caught unawares fishing boats in the Indian Ocean close to the largest city in Sri Lanka — Colombo. Among the dead including 38 fishermen. Two more bodies were found on the banks of the rescue service. In search attended naval forces and air forces of the republic.

Warning of an impending violent storm on Friday was announced by the Department of Meteorology of Sri Lanka. However, fishermen accused of meteorologists, too late to pass the information about the approaching storm, in slowness.

On the island during the bad weather was significantly raised the level of water in the reservoirs, the roots were pulled out numerous trees, broken electrical supply.

Each year, the rampant disaster causes significant damage to the economy. For example, in May 2003, were destroyed over 500,000 dwellings.

Source: News Gismeteo

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