It was at 11: 00 am-the time after the seventh, the explosion – which initially was reported to have cost a further two lives – that the authorities decided on a curfew with effect from 18: 00 local time.
the media has been closed down. According to a spokesman for the government is the purpose of this is to ”prevent improper dissemination of information”. It should only be a temporary measure.
Tourists testified before the curfew was introduced to the locked in to their hotel, as a precaution.
in deed, several of them from the Netherlands.
" My wife and our three children in Negombo, in a hotel which is now in ”lockdown”, just as the whole of the city. The army has come to the rescue. No one is allowed inside or outside the limit, the army set up. At the same time allowed the people on the street to donate blood, " says David Bijker, who was on a visit to an orphanage, to De Telegraaf.
the Army has also set up roadblocks on the road to the main airport
has taken place over the whole of Sri Lanka during the terrorist attacks on Sunday.
An eyewitness tells local tv that he had seen body parts on the ground near the hotels in the southern part of Colomobo who were exposed to the seventh attack.
People covered in blood trying to help the other, worse damaged.
"It was a barrage of blood," says N. A. Sumanapala, a shopkeeper close to a church, which states that he ran into after the explosion to help.
the Priest came out, covered in blood, he says, according to the Straits Times.
the restaurant on the second floor at the Shangri-La, one of the luxury hotel that suffered tells us about the event for the ABC.
" It was just screams, and everywhere I looked it was blood, she explained, and added that it had been full of visitors, including children.
– All just hid and tried to understand what it was that had happened and would happen, and we just didn't know.
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