Press Esc to close
Saturday 02 July 2016
News updated at 2:05 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 20°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

70,000 displaced in cyclone Nilam in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Nov 1, 2012, IANS :

Six people have died and some 70,000 people have been displaced in cyclone Nilam in Sri lanka, an official said Thursday.

Several roads in Colombo were inundated by the flood waters, trees were uprooted, and train services were affected, Xinhua reported.

The displaced people were housed in temporary shelters. Water levels in several reservoirs overflowed. Fishermen were advised not to go out to sea.

Cyclone Nilam struck Sri Lanka earlier this week, and gradually moved towards India, causing heavy rains in the costal regions of that country.   


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actors Kalki Koechlin and Imaran Khan during the special screening of short film...

Bollywood actors Kalki Koechlin and Imaran Khan during the special screening of short film...

Muslims offering last Friday prayers in front of Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata during the holy...

Muslims offering last Friday prayers in front of Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata during the holy...

People climb stairs at Agrasen ki Baoli in New Delhi...

People climb stairs at Agrasen ki Baoli in New Delhi...

A priest performs worship near Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas during a ceremony...

A priest performs worship near Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas during a ceremony...

Police personnel with the bikes after the launch of 'Rapid Rural Police Response System' at Punjab..

Police personnel with the bikes after the launch of 'Rapid Rural Police Response System' at Punjab..

Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affaira visits the country's oldest...

Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affaira visits the country's oldest...

A peocock flies at the Rajbhavan in Mumbai on Friday...

A peocock flies at the Rajbhavan in Mumbai on Friday...

Naval NCC cadets of West Bengal and Sikkim...

Naval NCC cadets of West Bengal and Sikkim...

A view of the Taj Mahal as cloud hover in the...

A view of the Taj Mahal as cloud hover in the...

Army personnel take positions the house where militants were hiding...

Army personnel take positions the house where militants were hiding...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523