At least 39 foreign tourists among Sri Lanka fatalities
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –At least 290 people were killed in a series of nine bombings on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Sri Lankan authorities say 39 foreign tourists died in the attacks, with 28 others injured. A look at some of the countries whose citizens were among the victims:
UK: Sri Lanka’s top diplomat in Britain says authorities know of eight British nationals killed in the bombings.
INDIA: Indian officials say five Indians died in the attacks.
DENMARK: Danish media are saying that three of the four children of Danish business tycoon Anders Holch Povlsen were killed in the attacks.
AUSTRALIA: Australia’s prime minister says two Australian citizens were killed.
CHINA: Chinese state media say two of the country’s citizens died in the blasts.
OTHERS: The United States, Japan and Portugal have also confirmed their nationals were among the dead.