Sri Lanka Blasts live: Eight bomb explosion rocks island country, over 190 killed

There have been eight blasts in Sri Lanka so far. Particularly, Churches and hotels have been targeted at Easter. At least 190 people have died and about 500+ have been injured in serial blasts.

Worshippers were targeted at the Kochikade, St Sebastian and Batticaloa churches. Hotel Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand, and Kingsbury hotel were also attacked. After a few hours, two more explosions were reported in the suburb of Orugodawatta and Dehiwala.

According to media reports, three police officers were also killed in the eighth blast. The explosion took place when the police officers were searching for a house in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka.

It is still suspense whether this explosion happened during an attempt to disable the bomb.

According to the police, two suspects were caught in connection with the blast.

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Sri Lanka Blasts Highlights

  • There was at least eight bomb explosion.
  • Hotel and church targeted.
  • At least 190 people died.
  • At least 500 people injured
  • No one has taken any responsibility for the attack.
  • Curfew was imposed throughout the country.

Colombo National Hospital has confirmed the number of total deaths. A statement released from the Prime Minister’s Office from Sri Lanka said that the dead included nine foreign nationals.

Who is behind these blasts, have not been found yet. No terror group or individual has taken responsibility for these blasts.

According to media reports About 50 people have died in Colombo. The Colombo General Hospital also confirmed this.

Apart from this, 25 people have died in Batikola and according to the police, the number of deaths in Negombo can be as low as 50.

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Srilanka-Bomb-Blast in a church

World Leaders condemns terror attack on Sri Laka

PM Narendra Modi, in a telephonic conversation with the Sri Lanka Prime Minister M Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Mathripala Sirisena conveyed his condolences over the lives lost in the serial bomb attacks.

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Pope Francis also condemned the attacks and described it as “cruel violence”. He said, “I wish to express my affectionate closeness to the Christian community, hit while it was gathered in prayer, and to all the victims of such cruel violence.”

US President Donald Trump also tweeted saying, “Heartfelt condolences from the people of the United States to the people of Sri Lanka on the horrible terrorist attacks on churches and hotels that have killed at least 138 million people and badly injured 600 more. We stand ready to help!”

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