Death toll in Sri lanka storm reaches to 40

Colombo: Sri Lanka said the death toll from a heavy storm over the weekend has risen to 40 people, while 30 others are missing.

Pradeep Kodippili a spokesman for the Disaster Management Center said Monday that 29 people were hurt in the storm.

All but one of the dead were fishermen, and Sri Lanka’s navy and the air force have rescued about 15 other fishermen.

The country’s meteorology department has come under heavy criticism for failing to warn the fishermen of the severity of the storm

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