The world is reeling following multiple explosions in Sri Lanka this morning.
The devastating attacks were carried out across Catholic churches and five-star hotels with reports suggesting at least 137 people have been killed with hundreds more injured.
Six explosions have been reported; three at Easter Sunday church services and a further three at five star hotels in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo.
No group has claimed the attacks, according to AFP
#UPDATE Sri Lanka death toll rises to at least 137; 45 in Colombo, where three hotels and a church are hit; 67 in a church in Negombo north of capital; 25 at a church in Batticaloa, in the east; no immediate claims of responsibility https://t.co/JTHOvYGdG1 pic.twitter.com/8Y1OfZ5tFN
— AFP news agency (@AFP) April 21, 2019
The Sri Lankan community in Dubai totals over 300,000 people and residents in Dubai are sharing tributes and feelings of shock on Twitter today
So sad to hear about Sri Lanka ?
— Nicola Ellegaard (@banafsaji) April 21, 2019
— DivyankGupta989 (@divyanggupta84) April 21, 2019
Ugh, what is wrong with this world of ours? Horrendous news coming out of Sri Lanka. Why oh why does darkness have to take over at times?
— Andrea Anastasiou (@angie_a) April 21, 2019
“Don’t give into the ones who divide us”
— Beverney Shane (@OneAndOnlyCow) April 21, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Sri Lanka at this time
— Kichu Kannan?HinduNationalist? (@Kichu_Chirps) April 21, 2019