Sri Lanka explosion death toll reach 185, 400 injured, curfew declared - [color=red]UPDATED[/color]
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  • 13:50 21 April 2019

Sri Lanka explosion death toll reach 185, 400 injured, curfew declared - UPDATED

Sri Lanka declared a nationwide curfew after a string of eight explosions, mostly in Colombo, left at least 185 people dead and over 400 injured on Easter Sunday, authorities said, ONA reports citing Xinhua.

The death toll in the multiple blasts had risen to 185 even as two fresh explosions occurred in two Colombo neighbourhoods in the afternoon.

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At least 137 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police and hospital sources say, ONA reports quoting BBC.

At least seven blasts were reported. Three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo's Kochchikade district were targeted during Easter services.

The Shangri-La, Kingsbury, Cinnamon Grand and a fourth hotel, all in Colombo, were also hit.

Easter Sunday is one of the major feasts in the Christian calendar.

No group has yet said it was responsible.

Faig Mahmudov

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