Explosions in Sri Lanka target churches, at least 138 dead on Easter Sunday

www.christianpost.com | 4/21/2019 | Staff
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Three churches have been attacked in Sri Lanka as Christians celebrated Easter Sunday services. The churches are located in Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa.

Three hotels, Shangri-La Colombo, Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo and the Cinnamon Grand Colombo, were also targeted in the attacks. A seventh and eighth explosion have been confirmed by media in Dehiwela and Dematagoda areas.

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Police and hospital sources say at least 138 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in the attacks, according to Reuters.

At least 81 people are reported to have died at St Sebastian's church in Negombo. St Sebastian's posted photos of the carnage to its Facebook page showing distressed and injured worshippers and extensive damage to the building. Officials from the church reported that there were 500 people attending Mass at the time of the explosion.

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Local media reports say at least 27 people died at Zion Church in Batticaloa in Eastern Province, 24 people were killed at St. Anthony's...
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