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Multiple blasts in Sri Lanka, churches hit during Easter Sunday mass

File Photo. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Colombo, Sri Lanka Apr 21, 2019, 10.02 AM (IST)

Multiple explosions were reported in Colombo on Sunday during Easter mass. The blast had taken place at several other places also in Sri Lanka.

At least 80 people have been injured in the blasts as worshippers were attending Easter Sunday services, a hospital official said.

"Eighty people have already been admitted, and more are still coming in," an official at the Colombo National Hospital said on condition of anonymity.

According to tweets by several users on micro-blogging site Twitter, one of the explosions was a St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade of the capital, Colombo. Another church in Katuwapitiya, Katana was also hit.

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Police also reported explosions at the Shangri-La Hotel and Kingsbury Hotel.

(With inputs from AFP)