Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill nearly 300 in Sri Lanka

A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing 290 people, including dozens of foreigners.

India TV News Desk [ Published on: April 22, 2019 11:37 IST ]
  • Sri Lankan air force officers stand outside St. Anthony's Shrine, a day after a blast in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, April 22, 2019. 
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    Sri Lankan air force officers stand outside St. Anthony's Shrine, a day after a blast in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, April 22, 2019. 

  • Blood stains on the wall and on the statue of a Jesus Christ at St. Sebastian's Church after the blast in Negombo.
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    Blood stains on the wall and on the statue of a Jesus Christ at St. Sebastian's Church after the blast in Negombo.

  • Dead bodies of victims killed in bomb blast lie inside St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo.
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    Dead bodies of victims killed in bomb blast lie inside St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo.

  • Dead bodies of blast victims are removed from St. Sebastian's Church in Sri Lanka.
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    Dead bodies of blast victims are removed from St. Sebastian's Church in Sri Lanka.

  • Sri Lankan security forces secure a site believed to be a hide out of the militants following the serial blast in Colombo.
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    Sri Lankan security forces secure a site believed to be a hide out of the militants following the serial blast in Colombo.

  • Sri Lankan police commando enters a house suspected to be a hideout of militants.
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    Sri Lankan police commando enters a house suspected to be a hideout of militants.

  • People gather outside St. Anthony's Shrine, a day after a blast in Colombo.
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    People gather outside St. Anthony's Shrine, a day after a blast in Colombo.

  • Sri Lankan Army soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after yesterda's blast in Colombo 
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    Sri Lankan Army soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after yesterda's blast in Colombo 

  • Sri Lankan Police officers inspecting a blast spot at the Shangri-la hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019.
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    Sri Lankan Police officers inspecting a blast spot at the Shangri-la hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019.

  • Blast victim relatives grieve outside a morgue in Colombo in Sri Lanka.
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    Blast victim relatives grieve outside a morgue in Colombo in Sri Lanka.

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