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At least 160 killed, 400 injured in multiple blasts in Sri Lanka

Apr 21, 2019 16:28 IST
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Multiple explosions have hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka’s Colombo on Easter Sunday. The blasts occurred at around 8.45 a.m. (local time) as the Easter Sunday masses were in progress, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said. At least 280 people have been reported injured. The first blast ripped through St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo. A second explosion was reported at St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, a Catholic majority town north of Colombo. Police rushed to all targeted areas and have sealed off the churches.