Two Turkish citizens among those killed in Sri Lanka bomb blasts
Two Turkish citizens were among those killed in bomb blasts at three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka, Turkey’s government said.
The Turks were Serhan Narici and Yigit Cavus, engineers working on a project in Sri Lanka, Anadolu agency said, citing Turkey’s ambassador to Sri Lanka and its foreign ministry.
"Unfortunately we lost our citizens...in the treacherous attacks in Sri Lanka," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a statement.
Cavusoglu said the ministry was in contact with their families and it would ensure that the funerals were held in Turkey shortly.
A total of 215 people were killed and almost 500 people injured in multiple blasts, targeting churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday.