Easter Sunday Explosions: Foreign Ministry Says 12 Foreign Nationals Still Unaccounted For: Remains of 25 Foreigners Repatriated To Date

Foreign Ministry said this evening that the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed in the Easter Sunday explosions stands at 42.

"The fatalities were: one (01) from Bangladesh, four (04) from China, eleven (11) from India, three (03) from Denmark, one (01) from Japan, one (01) from the Netherlands, one (01) from Portugal, two (02) from Saudi Arabia, two (02) from Spain, one (01) from Switzerland, two (02) from Turkey, six (06) from the UK, one (01) from USA, two (02) holding US and UK nationalities, one (01) holding Swiss and Dutch nationalities, one (01) holding Dutch and Sri Lankan nationalities, and two (02) holding Australian and Sri Lankan nationalities," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement this evening. 

"Human remains of 25 foreign nationals have been repatriated to date," the statement added.

The Ministry also added that 12 foreign nationals are unaccounted for at present, and could be among the unidentified victims at the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer’s mortuary.

"Five (05) foreign nationals injured in the attacks are receiving treatment at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital and private hospitals in Colombo while others have been discharged from hospital following treatment," the statement said.

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