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3 Indian Nationals Lose Their Lives In Sri Lanka's Blasts, India Ready To Provide All Humanitarian Assistance: MEA Sushma Swaraj

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

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  • In a series of tweets, Swaraj affirmed that eight blasts have taken place and that she spoke to the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka H.E. Mr.Tilak Marapana who confirmed the passing of 207 people. 
  • Moreover, India has extended humanitarian assistance to Sri Lanka and offered to dispatch India's medical teams.

In a string of blasts that shook Sri Lanka, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj notified about the Indian citizens who lost their lives.

In a series of tweets, Swaraj affirmed that eight blasts have taken place and that she spoke to the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka H.E. Mr.Tilak Marapana who confirmed the passing of 207 people. 

She further revealed that the National Hospital has informed about the death of three Indian nationals and that further details are being ascertained. 

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 Moreover, India has extended humanitarian assistance to Sri Lanka and offered to dispatch India's medical teams.

 A total of 32 foreigners from Belgium, China, India the US & UK reported killed in today's explosions in Colombo - Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism

Nearly 500 people have been injured in the blasts, police said.

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The blasts,  including suicide attacks, struck churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 215 people and shattering a decade of peace in the island nation since the end of the brutal civil war with the LTTE.

Explosions were reported from three five-star hotels - the Shangri-La, the Cinnamon Grand and the Kingsbury in Colombo.

Security has been intensified around the religious places across the capital. The government has temporarily blocked all social media platforms.

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