Sri Lanka Attack: Death Toll Rises to 310 – New Names of Victims and 40 Arrested Suspects (PHOTOS)

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According to media, as a result of a series of explosions, 290 people died, about 500 were injured in Sri Lanka. 

Read the details about the victims and the terrorists on Nexter.org.

Source: Reuters

 

UPD (Tuesday, April 23, 2019):

  • The death toll rose to 310;
  • 40 suspects arrested;
  • The police can detain and interrogate suspects without obtaining warrants due to the emergency law;
  • Denmark’s richest billionaire, Anders Holch Povlsen, lost 3 children in Sri Lanka attacks;
  • The first funerals were to be held on Tuesday at the Sri Lankan church;

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Source: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters

 

Eight devastating explosions in Sri Lanka

On April 21, explosions took place in Sri Lanka almost simultaneously in the Catholic churches of the cities of Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa, as well as in three hotels of the capital of the country – Colombo: Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury.

 

Later, the seventh explosion happened in the city of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia and the eighth in the suburb of the capital, the city of Dematagoda.

Source: Reuters

 

As stated by Sri Lankan police spokesman Ruvan Gunasekara on April 22, 24 people were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the terrorist attacks. During a security raid in the capital of Sri Lanka on April 21, three policemen were killed.

Source: Reuters

 

Until now, no organization has claimed responsibility for eight bombings in Catholic churches and several hotels in Sri Lanka, Reuters reports.

No information has been given on the identity of the 24 people arrested.

Source: Reuters

 

A source in the government of Sri Lanka told Reuters that in connection with the terrorist attacks, President Maithripala Sirisena, who is now abroad, convened an urgent meeting of the country’s national security council.

Source: Reuters

 

The government blocked the sources of misinformation

According to CNN, the government decided to temporarily block because of misinformation and false reports of explosions.

Blocked , Facebook, YouTube, as well as WhatsApp, Viber and Snapchat messengers.

Source: Reuters

 

Twitter is still working as usual.

A spokesperson for Facebook (FB), which also owns and WhatsApp, told CNN Business, “We are aware of the government’s statement regarding the temporary blocking of social media platforms. People rely on our services to communicate with their loved ones and we are committed to maintaining our services and helping the community and the country during this tragic time.”

Source: Reuters

 

Victims

As of April 22, there were 290 dead, 35 of them are foreigners. Among those killed are American, British and Dutch, also citizens of India and Japan.

  • 5 British citizens
  • 3 Danish citizens
  • 1 Portuguese citizen
  • 6 Indian nationals
  • 2 Turkish
  • 2 Chinese nationals
  • 2 Australians
  • 1 from the Netherlands
  • 1 from Japan

Source: Reuters

 


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