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187 killed in Sri Lanka blasts!

Sunday, April 21, 2019 • Tamil Comments

It has been reported that 187 people have been killed and more than 400 others are injured following six deadly blasts that happened in almost simultaneous fashion, wrecking three churches and three five-star hotels in Sri Lanka as the nation was offering prayers for Easter. 

Among those killed,35 were foreigners, as revealed by Sri Lankan police.As per reports, the  blasts happened by  8.45 am when Easter Sunday masses were progressing in the churches as said by police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekera.St Anthony's Church located in Colombo, St Sebastian's Church situated in the western coastal town of Negombo and a church in Batticaloa were the ones attacked. 

Besides there were blasts in  five-star hotels namely - Shangrila, the Cinnamon Grand and the Kingsbury. St. Sebastian's located in Katuwapitiya, north Colombo alone has reported 50 deaths and 25 people were killed in a church in Batticaloa. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe planned an immediate National Security Council meeting at his home. The latest update is that a seventh blast happened at Dehiwala, where two people got killed, raising the death toll to 187. 

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