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Death toll rises to 207, 450 injured

21 April 2019 05:12 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The death toll for the Easter Sunday terror attacks has risen to 207 with 450 reported to have been injured, police said.

Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said 66 bodies were placed at the National Hospital while 260 injured were receiving treatment there and 104 bodies were placed at the Negombo Hospital and 100 injured were receiving treatment at the Hospital.

Meanwhile, speaking to the Daily Mirror, Director of the National Hospital Dr. Anil Jasinghe said eleven foreign nationals from Poland, Denmark, China, Japan, Pakistan, USA, India, Morocco and Bangladesh are among the dead at the National Hospital.

The Director also said that 30 individuals were admitted to the Colombo North Hospital with injuries, while 69 were admitted to the Batticaloa Hospital, 55 at the Negombo hospital and 14 injured children were admitted to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital.

 

Video by AR Mahesh, Sepala

  Comments - 4

  • C kumarage Sunday, 21 April 2019 05:29 PM

    Sad. We need to know who did this and they need to be punished. The Government has to strengthen the security, this country needs it

    JOHN ISAACS Monday, 22 April 2019 05:36 AM

    THE REPORT BY HARIN FERNANDO HAS CLEARLY STATED WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS DASTARDLY ACT. HENCE THE OPPOSITION MUST SUMMON PARLIAMENT FOR AN EMERGENCY DEBATE AND DEMAND THE RESIGNATION OF THE PRIME MINISTER. FOR THE TOTAL LAPSE BY THE INTELLIGENCE DIVISIONS AND ALL GOVERNMENT SECURITY SERVICES, THEY SLEPT ON THE REPORT FORWARDED BY THE DIG OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ON THE *** 11TH OF APRIL ***?? THIS RESULTED IN THE LOSS OF 207 INNOCENT LIVES AN D 450 INJURED AND HOSPITALISED!

    Faqi Hussain Monday, 22 April 2019 06:43 AM

    Everyone knows who did this, it called Islamic terrorism. Misguided believers who think killing non-believers is a direct pathway to paradise to enjoy the delights of 72 virgins each.

    RP Monday, 22 April 2019 08:16 AM

    No one in our government took the foreign intelligence warning of impending Church bombings seriously. This massacre could have been prevented had, our security apparatus was put on high alert.


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