“My daughter on the floor and I tried to lift her up… she was already dead” – Survivor recounts Sri Lankan bombing

“My daughter on the floor and I tried to lift her up… she was already dead” – Survivor recounts Sri Lankan bombing

“My daughter on the floor and I tried to lift her up… she was already dead” – Survivor recounts Sri Lankan bombing

Written by Reuters

23 Apr, 2019 | 10:43 am

Reuters – An Australian survivor of the Sri Lanka bombings recounted on Monday (April 22) the moment a bomb went off during an Easter Sunday service he was attending, killing his wife and daughter.

Speaking in an emotional interview in Colombo, Sudesh Kolonne said he had walked out of the church just minutes before the blast happened. He ran back inside and found his wife and daughter dead on the floor.

“I saw that my daughter and wife is on the floor. I don’t know what to do. I just saw my daughter on the floor… and I tried to lift her up, she was already dead. And exactly the same, next my wife is dead,” Kolonne added.

No group has yet to claim responsibility for Easter Sunday’s (April 21) attacks on three churches and four luxury hotels that killed 290 people also wounded about 500 people.

Emergency law, which gives police and military extensive powers to detain and interrogate suspects without court orders was implemented in Sri Lanka on Tuesday (April 23).

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