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Police come down hard on looters in flood-hit areas

Police apprehended 15 persons from various flood-affected areas in the country for suspected looting and stealing valuables from houses evacuated by victims of the recent floods.

 

Nearly 70,000 affected

Armed Forces in rescue mission

The Armed Forces and the police, continued their flood relief operations yesterday focussing attention on relief and relocating operations, after evacuating nearly 70,000 flood-hit people, in nearly week-long operations in the worst floods reported in the country in three decades.

 

While cleaning contaminated wells :

Eight die after inhaling poisonous gas

Recent media reports have highlighted a shocking incident of eight people suffering from the deadly effects of inhaling poisonous gas while cleaning a drinking water well at the Lunugala Maha Vidyalaya. Three of the men had entered the well allegedly operating a water pump fuelled by petrol or diesel to clean the contaminated water and had fallen unconscious.


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