The death toll as a result of the attacks on Easter Monday in Sri Lanka has risen to 321 after another 20 people succumbed to their injuries. The number of injured is now at 500, the Sri Lankan police announced on Tuesday.
In the night from Monday to Tuesday, several people were arrested again in connection with the attacks. A total of forty arrests have been made since Sunday, police said.
Tuesday morning the state of emergency also entered, giving the police and the army more powers to arrest and detain people. There is also a curfew on the island. This means that nobody can be on the street between 8 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday is a day of national mourning in Sri Lanka.
The Asian country was hit on Sunday morning by a total of eight attacks on three churches and several hotels. According to the government, the radical Islamic group National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) is behind this. According to the Government of Sri Lanka, the attackers received help from an international network of terrorists.
118Overview: Sri Lanka hit by bloody attacks
Three Dutchmen died in attacks
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday evening that two more Dutch people had been identified as victims of the attacks. It is about a 48-year-old woman and a twelve-year-old girl. They would be mother and daughter.
The total number of Dutch people who died in the attacks came to three. It was previously known that a 54-year-old woman died in the bombings in Sri Lanka. She was on holiday in the country with her husband and children.
The three Dutch victims died in the same bombing, in the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo. All three victims lived abroad.