Easter Sunday Attack : 40 foreign nationals died | Daily News


Easter Sunday Attack : 40 foreign nationals died

According to the latest statistics issued by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, 40 foreign nationals died in a series of devastating blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

The Sri Lankan ministry listed the known nationalities of foreigners killed as one from Bangladesh, two from China, eleven from India, three from Denmark, one from Japan, one from the Netherlands, one  from Portugal, two from Saudi Arabia, two from Spain, one  from Switzerland, two from Turkey, six  from the UK, one from USA, two holding US and UK nationalities, one holding Swiss and Dutch nationalities, one holding Dutch and Sri Lankan nationalities, and two holding Australian and Sri Lankan nationalities.

Foreign Affairs Ministry sources confirmed that the remains of 16 foreign nationals have already been repatriated to date and 14 foreign nationals are unaccounted for at present, and could be among the unidentified victims at the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer’s mortuary.

Five foreigners injured in the attacks are currently receiving treatment at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital and private hospitals in Colombo while others have been discharged from hospital following treatment.

The Foreign Ministry continues to be in close contact with the relevant hospital authorities to identify the remaining victims. The Ministry will continue to monitor the welfare of the foreign nationals receiving treatment.

An emergency hotline to assist families of the affected foreign nationals is operational at +94 112323015.

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