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At least fifty dead in explosion in Sri Lanka

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Six explosions in hotels and churches on the island of Sri Lanka fell at least fifty dead and more than two hundred wounded. The attack was not yet claimed.

The explosions took place in three five-star hotels in the capital, Colombo, in the Shangri La, the Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotel.

‘Eighty persons are recorded and there are still more to come’, said an anonymous source in the national hospital of the capital, Colombo.

There were also explosions reported at two churches in Negombo, north of Colombo, and a third church in Batticaloa, on the east coast of the island.

‘Attack against our church. Please, come to help us if there are family members of you here, so read up on the Facebook page of the church of Saint-sebastien church in Negombo.

According to the police fell at least fifty dead. The death toll may however rise, because the churches were packed with faithful that the easter celebration attended.

There were almost three hundred wounded.

Not yet claimed

Because the explosions always around the same time were accomplished, is thought to be a coordinated action, but the attacks were not yet claimed. According to the authorities it would be to a suicide.

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