Easter Bombings: Foreign nationals death toll rises to 40

Easter Bombings: Foreign nationals death toll rises to 40

Easter Bombings: Foreign nationals death toll rises to 40

Written by Staff Writer

27 Apr, 2019 | 8:23 pm

Colombo (News 1st): The death toll of the foreign nationals killed in the Easter terror attacks has risen to 40.

Issuing a press release, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the fatalities are:

  • Bangladesh – 1
  • China -2
  • India – 11
  • Denmark – 3
  • Japan – 1
  • Netherlands – 1
  • Portugal – 1
  • Saudi Arabia – 2
  • Spain – 2
  • Switzerland – 1
  • Turkey – 2
  • United Kingdom – 6
  • United States of America – 1
  • US and UK nationalities – 2
  • Swiss and Dutch nationalities – 1
  • Dutch and Sri Lankan nationalities – 1
  • Australian and Sri Lankan nationalities -2

It further stated that the remains of 22 foreign nationals have been repatriated.

The statement also said that it is possible that, 14 foreign nationals are unaccounted for at present, and could be among the unidentified victims at the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer’s mortuary.

Additionally, 5 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

The emergency hotline +94 112323015 has been established to assist families of the affected foreign nationals.

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