Explosions rock several five-star hotels in Sri Lanka

The hotels — Shangri-la, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury Hotels — are situated in the country's capital

A file photo of the facade of Shangri-La Colombo. Image used for illustrative purpose only.
A file photo of the facade of Shangri-La Colombo. Image used for illustrative purpose only.

Multiple explosions have rocked three hotels in the Sri Lankia capital of Colombo. Churches were also attacked across Sri Lanka as people gathered to celebrate Easter Sunday. 

The Shangri-La Hotel, Cinnamon Grand Hotel and Kingsbury Hotels were all hit by the explosions. While blasts were also reported at two churches north of Colombo.

According to Sri Lankan media, more than 40 have died in the blasts and more than 200 have been injured. 

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Reports suggest that the explosions all took place at the same time in the morning 

No other information has been made available by authorities and no one has claimed responsbility for the attacks yet.

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