Sri Lanka bomb blast: death toll reaches 290
As many as 290 people have been killed in the series of bomb blasts that rocked the Island country of Sri Lanka last day.
Almost eight bomb blasts happened in the island county last day. The blasts were targeted against a minority community in the country as the majority of the blasts occurred in the places where those belong to that community gathered in large numbers to celebrate their religious festival.
Around 500 people have been injured in the blasts. As per a latest report, many of them are in critical condition. It means that the death toll may increase in the coming hours.
The yesterday’s is the most deadliest attack the country has faced in the recent history. Since the end of the decades long civil war between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government, the country has been carefully protecting the peace and stability it has gained through the decades of hard work, though some minor incidents of ethnic clashes have been reported now and then.
No one has claimed the responsibility for the latest attacks. The government authorities have also refined from commenting about the suspects. At least 10 to 12 persons have been arrested so far in connection with the incident.
The government has suspended social media platforms, and asked the citizens to stay in the comfort of their houses calmly for at least two days –until the government solves the mystery behind the attacks.
The world leaders have expressed their shock in the attacks. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has strongly condemned the attacks, and offered his country’s help to overcome the crisis. The Indian leader is one of the first global leaders who have come to the support of the Island country. India has a strong bond with Sri Lanka. The Island is close to the southern tip of India.
Vignesh. S. G
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