May 30, 2017

18 killed while visiting flood-affected areas Featured

Eighteen people have been killed in accidents during visits to flood and landslide affected areas, police say.

This is despite repeated warnings to the public not to go to danger areas, police spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody told the media.

He again asked outsiders not to go to such areas to watch floods and landslides.

Jayakody also said that no robberies had so far been reported from the properties abandoned by those fleeing the disaster.