Explosions in Sri Lanka: 207 victims, 7 suspects

450 people suffered from the blasts and sustained injuries of different severity
17:40, 21 April 2019

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The number of victims of the explosions in Sri Lanka increased up 207 people, as ABC News reported.

450 people suffered from the blasts and sustained injuries of different severity. Three police officers, who questioned people at the moment of the accident, are among the deceased.

According to the law enforcers, seven suspects were detained. Earlier it was reported that people involved in the terrorist actions were identified and arrested.

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As we reported, explosions took place in Shri Lanka. The blasts at three churches and hotels were carried out by suicide bombers on Easter Day.

According to the witnesses, the buildings in the surrounding area shook with the blast at St Anthony’s Shrine. The explosions occurred during the mass while people were celebrating Easter.

The explosion on Fontanska Street in Odesa, which flips a car, was filmed by the surveillance cameras.

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According to the report, the explosion occurred during testing of the new gas pipe. As a result, a hole appeared on the road and several cars received mechanical damage.


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