- All Pinoys were urged to stay at home after the bombings in Sri Lanka
- However, a Filipino official assured their relatives in the Philippines that they are safe
- The death toll in Sri Lanka explosions has risen to 290
On Easter Sunday, eight explosions happened in different churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. KAMI learned that the community leaders urged the Filipinos in Sri Lanka to stay inside their houses for safety purposes.
In a report by the GMA News (author Llanesca Panti), Jenny Verdillo of the Association of Filipinos in Sri Lanka assured Filipino families who have relatives in Sri Lanka that they are safe after the bombings.
“Nanginig po kami, kasi first time namin makaranas nito... 'Yung asosasyon namin, mga groups namin sa Facebook, kung maaari, huwag na muna papasok sa trabaho, mag-stay muna sa kani-kanilang tahanan,” Verdillo said.
There are about 3,000 Filipinos in Sri Lanka. According to Verdillo, one of the bombing sites was not frequently visited by the Filipinos and the time of the attack was an hour earlier from the common time that they go to church.
As reported by the ABS-CBN News, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that no Filipino was reported hurt so far. However, the death toll has risen to 290, and around 500 got injured.
In a previous report by KAMI, eight locals were arrested for being linked with the explosions. However, the authorities are still looking into the possibilities that they have connections overseas.
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