Two Dutch people to the life by terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

A further two people from Monday identified as victims of the attacks in Sri Lanka last Sunday, reports the ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In short

  • Two Dutch victims identified
  • Mother (48) and daughter (12) had a double nationality
  • Number of Dutch victims on three hatched
  • Nearly 300 dead due to terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka
  • Churches and hotels were the target

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

The two identified the Dutch victims were a 48-year-old woman and a twelve-year-old girl. They were mother and daughter. Both had, in addition to the Dutch nationality have a second nationality. The ministry has not to know what nationality that is.

Earlier it was already known that a 54-year-old Dutch woman was killed in the bombings in Sri Lanka. She was with her husband and children on holiday in the country.

The three Dutch victims are only killed in the bombing in the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo. They lived all in the Netherlands.


Summary: Sri Lanka hit by bloody attacks

Death toll attacks in the direction of three hundred

Sri Lanka was Sunday morning hit by a total of eight attacks on three churches and several hotels. Here are at least 290 deaths, including three Dutch nationals. Also, there are certainly five hundred wound cases.

According to the government is the radical islamic group National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) is behind the attacks. Meanwhile, all 24 suspects arrested. According to the government of Sri Lanka received the aanslagplegers help of an international network of terrorists.

See also:
This we know about the attacks in Sri Lanka

Number of foreign dead at 39

According to the minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, the number of foreign victims of the attacks now on 39. Besides the Netherlands, the victims are from the United Kingdom, Spain, India, Denmark, Australia, China, Turkey, Japan, Portugal, Bangladesh, Morocco, Pakistan and the United States.

By far the most victims have Sri Lankan nationality.

The identification of the victims is still in full swing. People who have family members or friends to miss, be called to hospitals to come to be acquaintances to find.

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