(2nd edition) It has been reported that 40people have died in Colombo, 62 have been killed in Negombo and 23 have died in the explosions in Negombo.
Several explosions have been reported from several places in the island this morning. Accordingly, explosions have occurred in St Sebastian’s Church at Kochchikade, Kotahena, a church at Katuwapitiya in Katana Police Division, and a church in Batticaloa. Explosions also shave been reported from Shangri-La Hotel, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo.
According to information from Colombo National Hospital, more than 150 injured people in the explosions have been brought to the hospital and 45 deaths have been reported.
In the explosion at Batticaloa, more than 300 have been injured say reports.