Sri Lanka Blasts : Explosions in Church and Hotels : 300 dead, 500 injured
Sri Lanka Blasts : Explosions in Church and Hotels : 300 dead, 500 Injured
It was a holiday and people are praying. The toughest blow to peace and harmony ripped apart as many bomb explosions hit churches and hotels in Colombo. More than 300 people were killed and 500 have been injured in the planned terror attacks. No one has claimed for the dreaded attack on the day of Holy Easter.
Cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa faces the the first attacks on Sunday morning. Sri Lanka’s minority Christian community was busy with Easter services at churches.
Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury Hotels are the next who faced the blasts, all in capital city Colombo. The seventh and eighth blast also happened near hotels.
List of blast sites reported…
- St Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade
- St Sebastian’s Church, Negombo
- Zion Church, Batticaloa
- Cinnamon Grand, Colombo
- Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
- The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo
- Near Dehiwala Zoo in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
- A house in Mahawila Gardens, Dematagoda
Many foreigners were died in the blasts.