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Nineteen homeless after Walapane fire

2013 Nov 22

Nineteen persons have been displaced following a fire that destroyed three houses in the Highforest Estate in Walapane.

 

District Secretary of Nuwara Eliya D.P.G Kumarasiri said that steps have been taken to provide relief to the displaced.

He further added,

    A fire broke out in three houses in the high forest estate in Walapane. The divisional secretariat and the estate management are providing necessary facilities to those affected. The Ministry of Disaster Management has instructed me to hold discussions with the estate management on providing further support to re-construct these houses. We have housed the affected people temporarily at a community hall in the estate.

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