Sri Lanka explosions: 20 killed as church buildings and inns focused

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St Anthony’s Shrine in Kochchikade was one of many targets

Not less than 20 persons are reported to have been killed and greater than 200 injured in explosions at church buildings and inns in Sri Lanka.

Not less than six explosions have been reported. Three church buildings in Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa had been focused.

The Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury inns, all in Colombo, had been additionally hit

Easter Sunday is among the main feasts within the Christian calendar.

Pictures on social media confirmed the within of one of many church buildings – St Sebastian’s in Negombo – with a shattered ceiling and blood on the pews.

Authorities minister Mano Ganeshan, on the scene of one of many blasts in Colombo, expressed his shock on the assaults.

Sri Lankan media report that overseas vacationers could also be among the many casualties.

Some media shops have additionally put the demise toll larger.

No-one has but stated they had been answerable for the assaults.

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