Death toll in Sri Lanka terror spree jumps to 290, about 500 wounded – police

Death toll in Sri Lanka terror spree jumps to 290, about 500 wounded – police

Published time: 22 Apr, 2019 02:57 Edited time: 22 Apr, 2019 03:22

At least 290 people were killed in a series of blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, updated casualty figures confirm. The government plans to hold a security council meeting to assess the threat level in the country.

In addition, around 500 people received various injuries when eight coordinated blasts struck churches and hotels in the country, as thousands celebrated Easter Sunday, police said on Monday morning, updating the body count from 207 to 290 victims.


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