Christian churches & luxury hotels hit by deadly Sri Lankan blasts
Three churches and three hotels were hit by devastating bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Over 160 people were reportedly killed in the blast.
The churches are located in three locations on different sides of the island: St. Anthony’s Church in its commercial capital Colombo and St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo on the western coast, and the Zion Church in Batticaloa in the east.
The explosions hit as Easter Sunday services were being held, with over 50 people killed in St. Sebastian’s alone, according to a police official cited by Reuters. Over 25 people were reportedly killed in Batticaloa.
Foreign tourists are reportedly among the victims. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has condemned the bombings as “cowardly attacks.”