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Event: OT Other
Number: 2019-000037
Country: LKA Sri Lanka
Location: Colombo
Date (YMD): 2019-4-21
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Comments: On 21 April 2019, explosions at eight sites killed more than 359 people and wounded at least 480 people. The blasts occurred at three churches, including: St. Anthony's Church in Kochcikade, Colombo; St. Sebastian's in Katuwapitiya - Negombo, north of Colombo; and Protestant Zion Church in Batticaloa in Eastern province. The blasts targeted worshippers as they attended Easter Sunday services during the Christian holy week. Blasts also occurred at three hotels in Colombo, including Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand, and Kingsbury Hotel, all in the capital. Two more blasts occurred later as authorities were investigating. At least 45 foreign nationals are reported to be among the dead. Further, several other explosives were found and safely defused in Andiambalama and Kochchikade.
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