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Two more Dutchmen died in attacks in Sri Lanka

2019-04-23T14:18:39.692Z

Another two Dutch people were identified on Monday as victims of last Sunday's attacks in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports.



Another two Dutch people were identified on Monday as victims of last Sunday's attacks in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports.

In brief

  • Two more Dutch victims identified
  • Mother (48) and daughter (12) had dual nationality
  • Number of Dutch victims in three
  • Nearly 300 deaths from attacks in Sri Lanka
  • Churches and hotels were the target

This brings the number of Dutch victims of the attacks to three. In total, nearly three hundred people died.

The two identified Dutch victims were a 48-year-old woman and a twelve-year-old girl. They would have been mother and daughter. Both had a second nationality in addition to Dutch nationality. The ministry did not state which nationality that is.

It was previously known that a 54-year-old Dutch woman had died in the bombings in Sri Lanka. She was on holiday in the country with her husband and children.

The three Dutch victims were killed in the bombing of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo. They all did not live in the Netherlands.

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Overview: Sri Lanka hit by bloody attacks

Death attacks in the direction of three hundred

Sri Lanka was hit on Sunday morning by a total of eight attacks on three churches and several hotels. At least 290 people were killed, including three Dutchmen. At least five hundred people were injured.

According to the government, the radical Islamic group National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) is behind the attacks. In the meantime, 24 suspects have been arrested. According to the Government of Sri Lanka, the attackers received help from an international network of terrorists.

See also: We know this about the attacks in Sri Lanka

Number of foreign deaths at 39

According to the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, the number of foreign victims of the attacks is now 39. In addition to the Netherlands, the victims come from the United Kingdom, Spain, India, Denmark, Australia, China, Turkey, Japan, Portugal, Bangladesh, Morocco , Pakistan and the United States.

The vast majority of victims are of Sri Lankan nationality.

The identification of the victims is still in full swing. People who miss relatives or friends are called to come to hospitals to find friends.

Source: nunl

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