40 foreigners dead in Easter bombings – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

40 foreigners dead in Easter bombings – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

40 foreigners dead in Easter bombings – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Written by Staff Writer

26 Apr, 2019 | 9:28 am

Colombo (News1st) – According to the latest information released from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 40 foreign nationals died in the Easter bombings.

The fatalities were:
01 from Bangladesh
02 from China
11 from India
03 from Denmark
01 from Japan
01 from the Netherlands
01 from Portugal
02 from Saudi Arabia
02 from Spain
01 from Switzerland
02 from Turkey
06 from the UK
01 from USA
02 holding US and UK nationalities,
01 holding Swiss and Dutch nationalities
01 holding Dutch and Sri Lankan nationalities,
02 holding Australian and Sri Lankan nationalities.

Human remains of 16 foreign nationals have been repatriated to date. The Ministry said additionally, 14 foreign nationals are unaccounted for at present and could be among the unidentified victims at the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer’s mortuary.

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

An emergency hotline to assist families of the affected foreign nationals is operational at 0112323015.

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