The death toll in a series of blasts against churches and hotels across Sri Lanka climbed to 290.
Rabat – One Moroccan woman was among the injured of a series of blasts targeting several churches and hotels across Sri Lanka.
The Moroccan embassy in India announced that the 38-year-old Moroccan is a flight attendant working for Saudi Airlines.
The Moroccan woman was injured by a bomb that hit a hotel in the city of Colombo.
Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) quoted the embassy saying that “following the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, the Moroccan Embassy in India also accredited to Sri Lanka, has contacted the authorities in the country to take the necessary measures and provide assistance to the Moroccan national.”
The embassy sent a representative and a doctor to Sri Lanka to visit the victim to assess her state of health and ensure she receives help.
Her medical report indicated she is suffering minor injuries, which are not sources of concern.
The statement added that the embassy transferred the woman from the public hospital to a clinic to give her better medical care.
Authorities in Sri Lanka announced that 290 people died and 500 were injured in the series of bombs.
International media reported that police arrested 24 suspects in connection with the blasts.
A series of eight bomb blasts hit several churches and hotels on Sunday during the Easter celebration.
Sri Lanka’s Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Harsha de Silva, commented on the attacks via Twitter saying, “Horrible scenes. I saw many body parts strewn all over. Emergency crews are at all locations in full force.We took multiple casualties to hospital. Hopefully saved many lives.”
Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also denounced the attacks, calling on people to remain united and strong.
“I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong,” he said.
The government spokesperson, Rajitha Senaratne, linked the attacks to the National Thowheed Jamaath, a Muslim movement in the country.
According to Al Jazeera, the attackers were Sri Lankan nationals. Senaratne added that police had been “aware of information” of possible attacks during Easter.
Several world leaders condemned the attack on Sri Lanka, including King Mohammed VI, who sent condolences to the people and president of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena.