Over 200 killed as eight blasts rock Sri Lanka during Easter celebrations

A series of eight blasts hit the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on Sunday killing over at least 207 people and injuring 450 more.

Seven people were arrested and three police officers were killed during a raid on a house in Colombo, police and local media said.

“Altogether we have information of 207 dead from all hospitals. According to the information as of now we have 450 injured people admitted to hospitals,” Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera told reporters in Colombo.
Further details of the raid on the house in the Sri Lankan capital were not immediately available.

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