On Easter Sunday, police said, the explosions rocked three churches and three hotels.
On Sunday, the police told Blast that they were visiting two churches in Sri Lanka, including Colombo, the capital. This photo showed the church of St Sebastian in the Sri Lankan English daily Mirror. August 20, 2019. (Mirror Daily).
At about 8.45 am, blasts took place. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said, according to a PTI report, that the Easter Sunday masses were in progress (Local time).
According to hospital sources, 207 people were killed during the explosions. Injured and admitted to the national hospital of Colombo, hundreds of people. The police said that it is still not possible to ascertain how many people died in the explosions.
Police said the blasts hit churches just outside Colombo in the north side of the capital city and the city of Negombo. The explosions were not immediately clear about their character.
Catholic is only about half the Buddhist population of Sri Lanka, but religion is considered to be a unifying force as it includes both Tamil and majoritarian Cinghalan peoples.
If your family members exist, a bomb attack on our church will please come and help, “said the post on the St. Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya’s Facebook pages in Negombo in English.
Locations of the six explosions:
1: St. Anthony’s Church, Kochchikade
2: St.Sebastian’s Church, Katuwapitiya
3: Church in Batticaloa
4: Kingsbury hotel
5: Shangri La hotel
6: Cinnamon Grand Hotel
The first explosion was from St Anthony’s Church in Colombo, the second was in Katuwapitiya, Negombo, from St Sebastian’s Church, and the third was from Batticaloa Church. At around 8.45 am (local time), the blows happened during Easter Sunday masses.
Indian Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj tweeted she is in constant contact with and keeps an eye on the situation in Colombo.
207 dead, hundreds injured in series of six explosions
At least 270 people are dead and hundreds have been injured in the series of six explosions in Colombo on Sunday morning, sources in the Colombo National Hospital said. Several injured people have been admitted to the hospital.
The number of deaths is going on the increase by every minute and many more injured people are coming in number as per this minute the death rate has been increased to 207 people.
We can’t even imagine still how many people are going to die and how many people are going to injure more.
The first explosion was reported in Kochcikade in Colombo by St Antony’s Church, the other in Katuwapitiya, Negombo by St Sebastian’s Church, and the third in Batticaloa.
The Shangrila, Cinnamon Grand, and Kingsbury are three 5-star hotels from which blasts have been reported. Blasts took place approximately 8.45 am (local time) while masses on Easter Sunday were underway.
As per the now latest update from Colombo the death rate has been increased again.
At a minimum of 52, and some 300, wounded, Sri Lanka was rocked on Easter Sunday following simultaneous blows.
The Associated Press reported at least six explosions of three churches and three tourist – frequented hotels. The emergency will be held soon by Premier Ranil Wickremesin
India’s High Commission tweets emergency aid numbers in Colombo
The high – level Commission of India in Colombo tweeted emergency aid numbers and stated that they were closely following the situation in the neighboring country (094777903082, +94112422788 +94112422789).
Indian citizens have been asked to access this number if they need any assistance or assistance.
The local media MTVLive News reports that the authorities locked Sri Lankan Airport in a post – multiple bombing manner and said that only passengers would receive the immediate entry into the airport building until further notification was given.
We are not big delegates or rather mature to understand on such sensitive topics but we do understand humanity.
Humanity doesn’t teach us to do all this. If you consider yourself human than doing such inhuman blasts doesn’t prove that you are one.
Killing innocent people and proving your motive. Good Job guys, you’ve proven that animals are better than us humans.
I suppose this short message has been read by you people who spread terrorism, then I want you to know that:
You people are like termites who are eating away the society but remember one thing, humans have created a remedy to stop those termites. They come in the form of sprays, paints, etc… and for termites like you, it comes in the form of humanity.
Condolences from the team HackGenTips to the families who lost their loved ones in the inhuman blasts. We request Govt of Sri Lanks to start donation portals online.
This might not heal the wound completely but it would act as a pain killer for some time and might reduce the pain.