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All 137 dead of whom at least 9 foreigners explosions in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka
Abroad In Sri Lanka this morning, dozens of dead and hundreds of injured cases in explosions in three churches and three luxury hotels in and around the capital, Colombo. The police said this morning about 52 fatalities, but ziekenhuisbronnen make in the meantime, mention of 137 deaths - among them at least 9 buitenladers and 250 wounded. Foreign Affairs finds out if there are Belgian victims. Tour operator Thomas Cook reports try not to have customers in the affected area and also TUI Belgium says no to have customers in the affected hotels.

The explosions happened in a church in Colombo, a church in the 30 miles north located Negombo and a church in Batticaloa, 250 kilometers east of the capital. Believers lived the easter celebration. The three affected hotels are according to the Sri Lankan newspaper Lankadeepa the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo, the Shangri-La Hotel and the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.

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Ziekenhuisbronnen make in the meantime, mention of 137 dead. There would also be at least 9 foreigners. Sri Lanka is after all a tourist attraction, also for Europeans. The Belgian ministry of Foreign Affairs are looking for is currently out if there are Belgians involved. the


“Through social media and e-mails, we call upon fellow countrymen in Sri Lanka on to report,” said spokesman Matthieu Burners. “We hear that it is currently difficult is to make contact with people in Sri Lanka, because the network is saturated. Because there's explosions were in hotels, we expect foreign victims. However, it is still too early to say whether the Belgians have been affected. We have no information about. We continue to monitor the situation through our nearest embassy in New Delhi (India). In addition, there is contact with the Dutch embassy in Sri Lanka.” (read on below)

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