Sri Lanka serial blasts: death toll reached 290, includes 6 Indians

SUKIRTI MISHRA 22/04/2019 11:45 AM

Colombo. The Easter Sunday arrived as a black morning for the island nation, Sri Lanka. A series of 8 blasts rocked the entire nation starting from 8:45 am to 2 pm. Sources have revealed that the death toll has increased to 290 while over 500 people have been injured in the blasts.
Sushma Swaraj, the Minister of External Affairs on Monday confirmed that six Indians were among those killed in the bombings. Since the blasts ripped apart the Shangri La Hotel in Colombo, seven JDS workers from Karnataka have been reported as missing. 

24 suspects have been arrested by the police in connection with the blasts while another improvised pipe bomb was defused near the Colombo airport. The bomb has been successfully defused by the Sri Lanka airforce.  

As per the sources, a "homemade" pipe bomb was found late on Sunday on a road leading to the main terminal. "It was a homemade bomb, with explosives put into a pipe," revealed the source. 




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