Sri Lanka attacks: Two Bangladeshis missing

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 16:40, Apr 21, 2019 | Updated : 17:09, Apr 21, 2019

Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony`s Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. REUTERS

Two Bangladeshi nationals have remained missing since attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday (Apr 21).
“Two Bangladesh nationals are unaccounted for. They went to Colombo as tourists with their family,” State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam told the media in Dhaka.
But details about their identities could not be known yet.
“We’re trying to get their details,” Alam said. “One of the missing is an adult and the other one is a child.”
Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.
The explosions, some of which officials said were suicide bomb attacks, led to an immediate clampdown, with the government declaring a curfew and blocking access to most major social media and messaging sites.
It was unclear when the curfew would be lifted.
The Bangladesh High Commission in Sri Lanka has opened a hotline (+94117399453). Bangladeshis have been requested to call the number for any information and updates related to the tragic incident.

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