Sri Lanka: 30 killed, over 300 injured after multiple blasts in churches, hotels on Easter Sunday

Colombo: Around 30 people have been reportedly killed and over 300 injured after multiple explosions were reported in Colombo on Sunday during Easter mass. The blast had taken place at several places including two churches and three hotels in parts of Sri Lanka.

The first blast was reported from St Anthony’s Church in Kochcikade, Colombo, and the second from St. Sebastian’s Church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo.

The blasts occurred at around 8.45 am (local time) as Easter Sunday masses were in progress, PTI quoted police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera as saying.

Reports inform that a total of five blast hit the country, three of which were in churches while the other two were in hotels.

The hotels that were hit by explosions included five star hotels like Shangri-La Hotel and Kingsbury Hotel.

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