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2 Turkish engineers among dead in Sri Lanka bombings

A total of 194 killed in bomb blasts that targeted churches, hotels on Easter Sunday

21.04.2019
2 Turkish engineers among dead in Sri Lanka bombings Shangri La hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019 ( Chamila Karunarathne - Anadolu Agency )

ANKARA

Two Turkish engineers are among the people who lost their lives in Sunday's terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu said Sunday on Twitter.

"Unfortunately, we lost our citizens, Serhan Selcuk Narici and Yigit Ali Cavus, in the treacherous attacks in Sri Lanka," Cavusoglu tweeted.

Extending his condolences to families of the victims, Cavusoglu said: "We are in contact with their families and we will ensure quick return of the bodies to our country."

Those who cannot hear from relatives in the country can reach Turkish Embassy in Colombo on +94 (76) 766 7339, and Consulate on +90 (312) 292 29 29, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

“Our citizens in Sri Lanka are strongly encouraged to follow the announcements of the local security forces and the Turkish Embassy in Colombo,” the statement added.

A total of 207 people were killed in multiple blasts, targeting churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday, according to local broadcaster Derana.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

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