Explosion at Kochchikade Church

Explosion at Kochchikade Church

April 21, 2019   09:29 am


An explosion has been reported from the Kochchikade Church in Kotahena at around 8.45 a.m. this morning (21), stated Ada Derana reporter.

Reportedly, over 80 injured persons have been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following the explosion.

A large number of people had been inside the church at the time of the incident.

Five other explosions were reported at Katuwapitiya Church in Katana, Zion Church in Batticaloa, Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels as well.

Police immediately rushed to all affected areas and sealed off the churches and hotels.

Meanwhile, leave of all police personnel has been cancelled with immediate effect on the orders of the Inspector General of Police.

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