Injured In Six Blasts In Sri Lanka Churches And Hotels On Easter

Injured In Six Blasts In Sri Lanka Churches And Hotels On Easter

Two Sri Lankan churches and two hotels were hit by explosions on Easter Sunday (April 21), police and hospital sources said.

Blasts hit Sri Lanka.

According to tweets by several users on micro-blogging site Twitter, one of the explosions was a St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade of the capital, Colombo.

St Sebastian's church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo posted pictures of destruction inside the church on its Facebook page, showing blood on pews and the floor, and requested help from the public.

Hospital sources said at least 25 people have been killed the in six blasts across the city and hundreds more taken to hospital including foreign tourists.

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The nature of the explosions was not immediately clear.

Three separate explosions have also been reported at the Shangri La, the Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels, all in central Colombo.

The first blast ripped through St Anthony's Shrine in Colombo.

A number of injured were carried in ambulances, he added.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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