Sports fraternity expresses grief on serial blasts in Sri Lanka
New Delhi: The Sports fraternity expressed their condolences for those affected by the serial blasts in and around the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on Sunday.
The Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, and Sania Mirza, among other Indian athletes, expressed their heartfelt condolences over the incidents through their Twitter handle.
Shocked to hear the news coming in from Sri Lanka. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. #PrayForSriLanka
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 21, 2019
What is happening to this world 😞😞May God help us all .. really .. #SriLanka
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) April 21, 2019
According to reports, at least 129 people were killed while hundreds were injured in the tragedy on Easter morning. The blasts hit several high-end hotels and a church in Colombo, while two other churches were targeted outside Colombo.
The first explosions were reported at St Anthony’s Church in Colombo and St Sebastian’s Church at Katuwapitiya in the town of Negombo.
Soon after the initial reports, four other blasts were confirmed by the police. Three of those were at hotels, while another was reported from a church in the town of Batticaloa.