WORLD Death toll from Sri Lanka's multiple blasts rises to 207, 469 injured

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Death toll from Sri Lanka's multiple blasts rises to 207, 469 injured

Xinhua

17:05, April 21, 2019

COLOMBO, April 21 (Xinhua) -- An eighth blast was reported in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo on Sunday after seven blasts shook the country earlier in the day, police said.

Police said the blast hit the suburb of Orugodawatta in the north of the capital, but there were no further details on what was targeted.

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People gather outside St. Anthony's Shrine where a blast happened, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. A Sri Lanka hospital spokesman says several blasts on Easter Sunday have killed dozens of people. (Photo: AP)

Sri Lankan authorities said on Sunday that the death toll from the explosions which shook the Sri Lankan capital earlier in the day had risen to 207 while 469 others were injured.

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Sri Lankan security personnel walk past dead bodies covered with blankets amid blast debris at St. Anthony's Shrine following an explosion in the church in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019. (Photo:AFP)

Local media quoting police and hospital sources said that nine foreigners were among those killed and 13 others were injured.

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