The death toll is rising following the act of terror that shook Sri Lanka on Easter Day. As families and friends gathered for the celebrations, six locations were blasted by a radical religious group called National Thowheed Jamath. Over 500 people were injured from the blasts that took place at St.Antony’s church at Kozhchikade, Shangri-la hotel, Cinnamon grand hotel, Kingsbury Church, St. Sebastian’s Church at Katuwapitiya and other Church located in Batticaloa.

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Photos following the Easter Day bomb blast in Sri Lanka

The world is shaken by this act of terror and Sri Lanka is currently in a state of emergency, which gives police and military extensive powers to detain and interrogate suspects without court orders.

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Actress Radhika Sarathkumar had a narrowly escaped the recent bomb blasts in Sri Lanka. She checked out just a few minutes before the bomb blasts went off at Cinnamon grand hotel.

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Radhika took to Twitter expressing shock over the blasts.

“OMG bomb blasts in Sri Lanka, god be with all. I just left Colombo Cinnamon grand hotel and it has been bombed, can’t believe this shocking.”