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Eight blasts strike across Sri Lanka, leaving at least 207 people dead and 450 injured

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BBC News

By Emma Thelwell and Gareth Evans

Summary

  1. Eight blasts hit locations including churches and hotels across Sri Lanka, leaving at least 207 people dead and 450 injured
  2. Congregations were taking part in Easter Sunday services at the churches when the blasts hit
  3. The five-star Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand hotels in the heart of Colombo were targeted
  4. The death toll could rise significantly as hospitals report casualty figures. At least 27 foreigners are known to have died
  5. At least seven people have been arrested in connection with the attacks, officials say

View updates at https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165