In Sri Lanka, several explosions killed at least 156 people, several hundred injured

Easter morning in Sri Lanka began in horror: the country swept by a series of explosions, which killed at least 156 people, several hundred people were injured.

First bomb 6 explosions right after the churches began service. Three explosion – 3 hotels located in the capital Colombo and its vicinity — Shangri-La Colombo, the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo and the Cinnamon Grand Colombo.

2 dead in an explosion took place inside a small hotel in Dehiwela

— Azzam Ameen (@AzzamAmeen) April 21, 2019

The other 3 blast the churches, located in Kochchikade, the Negombo, Batticaloa. Currently, it is known that in the Church of St. Anthony in Kochchikade killed at least 26 people, in the Church of St. Sebastian in Negombo — more than 50 people. In a Church in Batticaloa about 25 people.

Map of the locations of the attacks in #SriLanka #Easter in which more than 100 murdered, we can see the important hotels struck all in a line in the central areas, churches were also struck north and east of the city, one on east coast.

— Seth Frantzman (@sfrantzman) April 21, 2019


«At least 26 dead bodies are inside Kochchikade Church according to the Police, We are shocked, PM is charing an emergency meeting» Minister Mano Ganeshan after visiting ST.Anthony’s church in Kochchikade, Colombo

— Azzam Ameen (@AzzamAmeen) April 21, 2019

After the first 6 explosions, the authorities have decided to impose a curfew, which was to begin at 18:00 hours, thus the civilians were given 3 hours to reach their homes. But then occurred the 7-th and 8-th explosion and the authorities imposed a curfew with immediate effect «until, until everything is settled».

According to the Minister of defence of Ravana Wijewardene the perpetrators have already been installed. 7th and 8th bombings were committed by criminals while fleeing from the police. 7 the explosion occurred in front of the national zoo in dehiwala-mount Lavinia, a 20-minute drive from the capital of Sri Lanka. As a result of this explosion 2 persons were lost.

8 occurred in the suburb of Colombo water from houses in Dematagoda.

Wijewardene calls the terrible events of «terrorist incident» and suggests that it was the work of religious extremists. «We have taken all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of people in the country. We make sure that all perpetrators who were involved in this terrible terrorist incident, will be taken into custody promptly. They were identified and they will soon be taken into custody».

According to Reuters, the Sri Lankan government not only declared a curfew, but shut down access to social networking sites and messaging.

The information appeared that among the dead are citizens of the UK, USA and Holland just killed 35 foreigners. The U.S. Embassy in Colombo until this information is not confirmed. The hospital sources said that among the wounded citizens of Japan and the UK.