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  World   South Asia  30 Apr 2019  SL confirm as many as 42 foreigners killed in Easter blasts

SL confirm as many as 42 foreigners killed in Easter blasts

AFP
Published : Apr 30, 2019, 3:36 pm IST
Updated : Apr 30, 2019, 3:36 pm IST

Sri Lankan authorities have identified 42 foreign nationals among the 253 people killed in the string of Easter suicide bombings.

Saudi Arabia, Spain and Turkey lost two nationals each. Bangladesh, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, United States, all lost one national. (Photo:AP)
 Saudi Arabia, Spain and Turkey lost two nationals each. Bangladesh, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, United States, all lost one national. (Photo:AP)

Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities have identified 42 foreign nationals among the 253 people killed in the string of Easter suicide bombings, officials said Tuesday.

Another 12 foreigners remain unaccounted for and could be among still unidentified bodies at Colombo's police morgue, foreign ministry officials said.

 

Five wounded foreigners were still in hospital after the April 21 blasts at churches and hotels claimed by the ISIS group.

A ministry statement said the highest number of victims were from India (11) followed by Britain (six), China (four) and Denmark (three).

Saudi Arabia, Spain and Turkey lost two nationals each. Bangladesh, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, United States, all lost one national.

There were six other people with more than one nationality.

Previously authorities had said that 40 foreign nationals were killed and had not given a breakdown on their nationalities.

"Human remains of 25 foreign nationals have been repatriated by Monday evening," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

 

"Additionally, 12 foreign nationals are unaccounted for at present, and could be among the unidentified victims at the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer's mortuary."

Identification of those killed at the luxury hotels was difficult because many of the bodies were badly mutilated, health authorities have said.

The government has declared a state of emergency after the devastating blasts and banned two jihadists groups accused of responsibility for the bombings.

Many tourists have left the country after the attacks and there has been a sharp decline in the number of foreigners visiting the island after several countries warned against travel to Sri Lanka.

 

Sri Lanka's finance ministry expects a 30-percent decline in tourist arrivals this year leading to a loss in revenues of about USD 1.5 billion.

Tags: sri lanka blasts, easter blasts in sri lanka, foriegn nationals, isis, suicide bombers
Location: Sri Lanka, Western, Colombo