Six Indians among 290 dead in Sri Lanka blasts: Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that the total number of Indians killed in Sri Lanka serial blasts has risen to six.
A total of eight blasts rocked Sri Lanka Capital Colombo and nearby regions; the blasts struck 3 churches and luxury hotels with a high frequency of foreigners on the day of Easter celebrations.
The police on Monday informed that at least six Indians have been reported among the foreigners died in the blasts.
Sushma Swaraj identified two more Indian individuals killed in the blasts.
"We sadly confirm the deaths of the following two individuals in the blasts yesterday, K G Hanumantharayappa and M Rangappa," Swaraj retweeted Indian High Commission in Colombo's tweet.
@SushmaSwaraj— India in Sri Lanka (@IndiainSL) April 22, 2019
We sadly confirm the deaths of the following two individuals in the blasts yesterday:
- K G Hanumantharayappa
On Sunday, Sushma Swaraj had identified the three Indians as Lakshmi, Narayan Chandrashekhar and Ramesh.
Over 500 people have been reported injured in the serial blasts.
So far no terrorist group has claimed the responsibility of the attack.