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Hundreds killed in Easter explosions

Posted at 7:21 AM, Apr 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-21 08:21:19-04

At least 140 people are dead and hundreds more injured after a series of blasts shook Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

The near-simultaneous explosions rocked three churches and three luxury hotels, leaving more than 550 people hospitalized from injuries.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks.
A government minister said there were foreigners among the many casualties.

The U.S. Embassy in Colombo tweeted urging Americans in Sri Lanka to quote “take shelter in place and exercise extreme caution.”

Out of Sri Lanka’s total population of around 22-million, almost two-million are christian.
the death toll following the explosions is expected to rise.