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Photo Gallery: Serial blasts hit Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

Zee Media Bureau | Apr 22, 2019, 08:58 AM IST
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Sri Lanka blasts: Multiple explosions hit Colombo

At least 290 people have been killed and nearly 500 injured as six simultaneous blasts hit three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday. The blasts occurred when people had gathered for prayers on Easter Sunday. The places that were targeted were frequented by tourists in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka blasts: Churches where the explosions took place

The three churches where the attacks took place are - St Anthony's Church in Colombo, St Sebastian's Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and one church in eastern town of Batticaloa.

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Sri Lanka blasts: Hotels where the explosions took place

The five-star hotels where the explosions took place were the Shangrila, the Cinnamon Grand and the Kingsbury.

 

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Sri Lanka blasts: At least 300 injured

Colombo National hospital said several wounded had been brought in for treatment.

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Sri Lanka blasts: At least 52 killed

There have been no immediate claims of responsibility for the simultaneous blasts.  

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Priests walk into St Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church

Priests walk into the St Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo.

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Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of St Anthony's Shrine

Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of St Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo.

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A shoe of a victim is seen in front of the St Anthony's Shrine

A shoe of a victim is seen in front of the St Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo.

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