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137 killed in Sri Lanka church and hotel attacks
2019-04-21 11:34:10

At least 137 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police and hospital sources say, the BBC reports. 

At least six explosions have been reported. Three churches in Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa were targeted during Easter services.

The Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels, all in Colombo, were also hit.

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a statement calling for people to remain calm and support the authorities in their investigations.