262 Killed, Over 452 Injured After Serial Blasts Hit Churches, Hotels In Sri Lanka

 

In wake of Sunday’s deadly bomb attacks, an improvised pipe bomb was found close to Colombo’s main airport and was successfully defused by the Sri Lankan airforce, police said.

Nationals from China, the U.S., Denmark, Japan, Pakistan, Morocco, India, and Bangladesh are among the victims, local media reported on Sunday citing Sri Lanka’s national hospital spokesperson.

According to News Gathered Sri Lanka has temporarily suspended all domestic flights and security forces are now at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo.

Two Chinese nationals have been confirmed dead in blasts in Sri Lanka, according to the Chinese embassy.

The death toll has risen to 207 and over 450 people were injured in the blasts which hit different cities on Sunday, the police said.

Death toll rises to 192 as a series of blasts hit different cities in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday,35 foreigners are among the deaths and over 470 people are reported injured.

Seven individuals have been arrested in connection to the explosions across the country, according to the reports.

In addition, the United Nations (UN) in Sri Lanka said on Twitter that: “UN strongly condemns the horrific attacks carried out against civilians and worshipers.”

 

 

At the same time, world leaders have also condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday.

At least three people were killed in the eighth blast which hit a residential area in Colombo, the blast was a suicide bomb according to the reports.

13 people in connection with the string of blasts have been detained by local police, officials said on Monday.

 

 

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