290 Dead After A Series Of Bomb Explosions In Sri Lanka

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by Madhusree Chatragadda
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On Sunday, during Easter service,  a number of churches and hotel chains were attacked in Sri Lanka leaving many dead.

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Credits: The New York Times

What Happened?

At least 290 people lost their lives and hundreds more were injured in a horrific series of bomb explosions that took over several churches and hotel chains in Sri Lanka.

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Credits: India Today

The blasts occurred around 8:45 a.m. on Sunday just as people came together for Easter service. They hit the churches of Batticaloa, Negombo and Columbo.

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Credits: Inquirer.net

What’s More?

Even hotels like the Shangri La fell victim to these blasts, others being Kingsbury Hotel and Cinnamon Grand.

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Credits: The Independent

No responsibility has been claimed by anyone for the attacks yet.  The Sri Lankan government has also temporarily shut down social media and declared a curfew.

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Credits: Business Insider

Our hearts go out to those who have suffered.

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