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Vivek Oberoi Condemns Colombo Bombings, Calls It An 'act Of Cowardice'. Read His Tweet Here

Written By Radhika Sarkar | Mumbai | Published:

At least 80 people were injured when multiple explosions hit two churches in Sri Lanka on Sunday as worshippers attended Easter services, officials and police said.

Condemning the blast, Vivek Oberoi took to his Twitter account and wrote, "Deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic and terrible attacks in #SriLanka. An act of cowardice on a day of prayer, shame on these terrorists. My sincere prayers with the victims and their families. We are all with you #SriLanka. Please stay safe" 

The blasts occurred at around 8.45 a.m. (local time) as the Easter Sunday masses were in progress, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.

One of the blasts hit St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade of the capital, Colombo. The Colombo National Hospital said at least 80 people have been admitted with injuries. It was not immediately clear if the blasts had caused casualties. 

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"A bomb attack to our church, please come and help," read a facebook post from St Sebasitian's Church at Katuwapitiutya, in the Western coastal town of Negombo. 

The blasts hit three high-end hotels and one church in Colombo, while two additional churches are targeted outside the capital, as per police reports.

Multiple blasts hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka; Over 100 injured, according to PTI. 

Six near simultaneous blasts hit three churches and three hotels frequented by tourists in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, injuring nearly 300 people, officials and police said.

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Three churches - St Anthony's Church in Colombo, St Sebastian's Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and another church in the eastern town of Batticaloa - were targeted, police said. Three explosions were reported from the five-star hotels, the Shangrila, the Cinnamon Grand, and the Kingsbury.

The Colombo National Hospital spokesperson, Dr. Samindi Samarakoon, said at last 280 people have been admitted with injuries

(With inputs from PTI)