"Only animals could do this": the number of victims of the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka reached 290
Monday, 22 April, 2019, 11:20
The number of victims of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka reached 290, among them at least 35 foreigners. About 500 people were injured. On Sunday, eight explosions occurred in the country, six of them almost at the same time in three five-star hotels and three Catholic churches, where Easter services were held. What is known about the investigation into the circumstances of the tragedy - in the material RT. On Sunday, a series of explosions took place in the country, with six of them almost at the same time in three five-star hotels, in the church in Colombo and in two temples in the suburb of the capital Negombo during the celebration of Catholic Easter. On the same day, two more explosions occurred, one of which led to victims among the visitors to the zoo in the area of Dehiwala. During the eighth explosion, three policemen died, NDTV reported. The victims of the terrorist attacks were at least 35 foreign nationals. According to the news portal News 1ST, citing a representative of the National Hospital in Colombo, among the dead are citizens of the United States, Denmark, China, Japan, Pakistan, Morocco, India, Bangladesh. It was also noted that among the victims may be citizens of Portugal and Turkey, the identification of bodies continues.
Meanwhile, the Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjit, called on the country's leadership to bring to justice those involved in the terrorist attacks. “I would like to ask the government to begin an impartial and effective investigation and find out who is behind this attack, and also punish them mercilessly, because only animals could do this,” the Ada Derana portal quoted him as saying.
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