WORLD Death toll in Sri Lanka blast attacks rises to 290, 24 suspects arrested: police

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Death toll in Sri Lanka blast attacks rises to 290, 24 suspects arrested: police

By Yuan Jirong | People's Daily app

11:23, April 22, 2019

New Delhi (People’s Daily) - Sri Lanka Police announced on Monday an increase in the death toll to 290, with 500 injured.

24 suspects have been arrested in connection with the explosions. They are currently in the custody of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

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Soldiers stand guard at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 22, 2019. (Photos: Xinhua)

Earlier reports put the number of casualties at 228, with 450 injured from the nine explosions on Sunday. 

(With inputs from Xinhua)

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