Sri Lanka bombings at churches & hotels on Easter Sunday caused at least 207 deaths

Sri Lanka bombings at churches & hotels on Easter Sunday caused at least 207 deaths

- Several bombings happened in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

- Most of the places affected were churches and hotels

- There were eight people arrested that were linked to the attacks

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As the Catholic Church celebrated the Easter Sunday, explosions happened at some churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. KAMI learned that at least 220 people were reported dead due to the bombings.

In a report by the CNN Philippines (author Tara John), eight explosions happened on Sunday. Social media sites were also blocked as the authorities conducted their investigation.

Among the places that got destructed were St. Anthony’s Shrine, St. Sebastian’s Church, evangelical Zion Church, Colombo: the Cinnamon Grand, Shangri-La Hotel, and The Kingsbury. Later on, blasts also happened at a hotel in front of Dehiwala Zoo and a residence in Mahawila.

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"This is an attack against the whole of Sri Lanka because Sri Lanka is very multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural country and the whole country comes together in celebration of Easter Sunday,” the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the UK Manisha Gunasekera said.

As reported by the ABS-CBN News, there were eight people arrested that have been linked to the bombings.

According to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the names that came up were locals. However, they are still looking if the attackers had links overseas.

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