Sri Lanka Serial Blast: 42 Killed, 280 Injured In Multiple Blasts In Sri Lanka Churches, Hotels
Colombo : Explosions were reported on Sunday at three churches in Sri Lanka as Christians celebrated Easter and also in two five-star hotels, the media reported. At least 42 people have been killed and 280 injured after explosions in three churches and three hotels in and around the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, according to sources.
The blasts hit several high-end hotels and a church in Colombo, while two other churches were targeted outside Colombo, Sri Lanka police told news agency AFP.
#UPDATE Srilankan media: More than 25 people reported dead & more than 200 injured following several explosions in Colombo pic.twitter.com/qm3vkjT5Ah— ANI (@ANI) April 21, 2019
The blasts took place at the St. Anthony's Church in Kochchikade, Kotahena, the St. Sebastian's Church in Katuwapitiya in Katana and a third in Batticaloa.
Breaking News : Explosions were reported at St. Anthony's Church in Kochchikade, Kotahena and St.Sebastian's Church in Katuwapitiya,in Katana a short while ago, police said. #SriLanka pic.twitter.com/dILNNhaMGf— DailyMirror (@Dailymirror_SL) April 21, 2019
The Indian High Commission has issued helpline numbers in a tweet. Indian citizens in need of assistance or help and for seeking clarification may call the following numbers : +94777903082 +94112422788 +94112422789
EAM Sushma Swaraj on multiple blasts in Srilanka: I am in constant touch with Indian High Commissioner in Colombo. We are keeping a close watch on the situation. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/vFZm1u8nky— ANI (@ANI) April 21, 2019