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At least 25 killed, over 160 injured in multiple blasts in Sri Lanka: hospital


COLOMBO, April 21– Several explosions were reported across Sri Lanka on Sunday as hundreds of worshipers gathered at churches to commemorate Easter Sunday, the police said.
Local media quoted hospital sources as saying that at least 25 people were reported dead while over 160 injured.
Police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara said that two explosions were reported from the St. Anthony’s Church in capital Colombo and another from a church in Kantana, in the outskirts of the capital.
Television footage showed blasts in several star class hotels in the capital.
Police said the injured were being rushed to nearby hospitals while the affected areas were cordoned off. – XINHUA