Death Toll Rises To 207 In Sri Lanka Blasts
The death toll in multiple blasts in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, has risen to 207, the Associated Press reported.
The report says that at least 450 others were wounded in the explosions.
Colombo National Hospital Director Samindi Samrakoon said she knew of at least 50 deaths and 280 people injured.
At least two of the hotels and one of the churches are in the capital, Colombo. Another church is in Negombo, north of Colombo.
A source in the police bomb squad said that one of the explosions was at St Anthony’s Church in Kochcikade, Colombo.
“Our people are engaged in evacuating the casualties,” the source said as quoted in a report by Reuters.
St. Sebastian’s church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo posted pictures of destruction inside the church on its Facebook page, showing blood on pews and the floor, and requested help from the public.
Sources from two leading tourist hotels in Colombo also confirmed the explosions but did not give any details.
There were no immediate claims of responsibility.