De : RSOE EDIS <havaria@rsoe.hu&gt;
Envoyé : dimanche 21 avril 2019 08:50
À : Corentin Decaen <cdecaen@geoasia.org&gt;
Objet : RSOE EDIS – Situation Update : No.1 – Terror Attack : [Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa] Multiple location, Sri Lanka, Asia
Importance : Haute

 

RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service, Budapest, Hungary
Situation Update NO. 1

April 21st 2019 06:48 AM – Terror Attack – VW-20190421-67563-LKA

Base details

EDIS Code: VW-20190421-67563-LKA
Event date: April 21st 2019 06:33 AM
Updated: April 21st 2019 06:48 AM
Category: Terror Attack
Continent: Asia
Country: Sri Lanka
State: Multiple location
Settlement:
Location: [Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa]
Coordinate:
6.9191875,79.8695625 (WGS84 decimal)

Event details

Six nearly simultaneous explosions struck three churches and three hotels frequented by tourists on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, according to a security official in Colombo, the capital of the island nation in the Indian Ocean. Multiple fatalities resulted among worshipers and hotel guests, the official said, adding that at least two of the church blasts were believed to have been carried out by suicide bombers. One church, St. Anthony’s Shrine, and the three hotels are in Colombo and are frequented by foreign tourists. The other two churches are in Negombo, a Catholic majority town north of Colombo, and the eastern town of Batticaloa. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak with reporters. Alex Agileson, who was in the vicinity, told the Associated Press that the explosions shook other buildings in the surrounding area. he reported seeing numerous people carried to ambulances.

Affected area: Nation-wide event : Event affected more than 50% area of the country.


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