Kasaragod native woman killed in Colombo serial blasts
Kasaragod: There are reports that a Malayalee woman was killed in the serial blasts in Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Sunday. Relatives of Razina, native of Mogralputhur received information that she was killed in the blast in Colombo.
Razina, who was residing in Dubai, had gone to Sri Lanka to visit her relatives. Her father and brother are running businesses in Colombo. Razina was staying at a hotel in Colombo when the blasts occurred. More details are awaited.
At least nine foreigners were among 160 people killed in six near simultaneous and coordinated explosions that rocked three churches and three luxury hotels frequented by tourists in Sri Lanka around 4.45 am (local time) on Easter Sunday, in one of the deadliest blasts in the country's history, officials said.
The blasts targeted St Anthony's Church in Colombo, St Sebastian's Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and another church in the eastern town of Batticaloa around 8.45 a.m. (local time) as the Easter Sunday mass were in progress, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.
Three explosions were reported from the five-star hotels - the Shangri-La, the Cinnamon Grand and the Kingsbury in Colombo. Foreigners and locals who were injured in hotel blasts were admitted to the Colombo General Hospital.