26th May 06:57 PM
Death toll reaches 290 with 24 arrests made following Sri Lanka Easter bombings
By Semi Turaga
Monday 22/04/2019

The death toll in Sri Lanka has soared to 290 after a wave of blasts hit churches and luxury hotels across the country on Easter Sunday.

Police said that 24 arrests have now been made, but the government has not yet identified who carried out the attacks.

About 500 people are injured and dozens of foreigners are among the dead.

BBC reports the country is in shock after the bombings, the deadliest violence since the end of the civil war in 2009.

There are reports of social media networks being temporarily restricted to try and stop misinformation spreading.

Popular messaging services like WhatsApp and Facebook are said to be unavailable to many.

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