At least 207 people are dead after suicide bombers attacked several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
The BBC reports that at least eight separate blasts were reported. Three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo's Kochchikade district were targeted during Easter services.
The Shangri-La, Kingsbury, Cinnamon Grand and a fourth hotel, all in Colombo, were also hit.
At least 207 killed and over 400 injured in Sri Lanka attacks, police say— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) April 21, 2019
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The BBC reports over 400 people are injured, while other agencies have said the injury count could be over 600.
It is believed that all blasts were detonated by suicide bombers.
In the aftermath, hundreds of locals have turned out at clinics in an effort to donate blood. A local resident, Usman Ali, told the BBC "Everyone had just one intention and that was to help the victims of the blast, no matter what religion or race they may be. Each person was helping another out in filling forms."
Overwhelming response at National Blood Centre. It’s so overcrowded they cannot control the crowd. Currently they are sending back people who have come after taking down name, contact and blood group. Don’t rush there now go leisurely as the crowd subsides #LKA pic.twitter.com/EAvYyr73kH— Usman Ali 🇱🇰 (@usmanali_la) April 21, 2019
More information to come.