Church Littered With Blood As 200 Plus Killed In Deadly Explosion During Easter
Service In Sri Lanka.
Well over 200 innocent persons have been killed and 450 hurt in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. Worshippers were celebrating Easter at three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo’s Kochchikade district when the bombers struck.
The Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand hotels and one other were also targeted.
Responding to the coordinated attacks, the authorities in Sri Lanka declared a national curfew and blocked social media networks temporarily.
The police also announced the arrest of seven suspects. Ruwan Gunasekera, police spokesman, put the death toll at 207.
“Altogether we have information of 207 dead from all hospitals. According to the information as of now we have 450 injured people admitted to hospitals,” he told reporters.
Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed sadness over the attacks, calling on the authorities not to spare “the wicked elements”.