Embassy: 4 Chinese scientists confirmed dead after multiple bombings in Sri Lanka

  01 May 2019    Read: 1530
Embassy: 4 Chinese scientists confirmed dead after multiple bombings in Sri Lanka

The Chinese Embassy in Colombo on Tuesday evening confirmed the death of four Chinese scientists in the Easter explosions in Sri Lanka, Xinhua reports.

The embassy said in a statement that the four Chinese scientists were from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and arrived in Sri Lanka in the mid of April for research purposes. Their bodies had been found and identified by family members.

The embassy said another five people from the Chinese Academy of Sciences were also injured during the explosions, all of whom already went back to China for further treatments.

In the statement, the Chinese Embassy strongly condemned the terror acts, offered deep condolences over the death of the four scientists, and thanked the Sri Lankan government for its assistance.

A string of suicide bombings exploded in hospitals and churches across Sri Lanka on April 21, killing more than 250 people. According to Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry, 42 foreign nationals are among the casualties.


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