Donald Trump, in a tweet, stated the Sri Lanka blasts “killed at least 138 million persons” (File)
US President Donald Trump in a tweet now condemned the numerous blasts in Sri Lanka, but he described a extremely higher quantity of casualties – in millions. Tweeting his condolence, Mr Trump stated the blasts “killed at least 138 million persons”.
Newest reports place the quantity of dead to be about 158, such as 35 foreigners, with 400 injured.
“Heartfelt condolences from the persons of the United States to the persons of Sri Lanka on the horrible terrorist attacks on churches and hotels that have killed at least 138 million persons and badly injured 600 extra. We stand prepared to assistance,” tweeted Trump.
The tweet with the exaggerated figure has considering the fact that been deleted. He posted a further tweet in its spot.
The very first blasts hit 3 higher-finish hotels and a church in Sri Lankan capital Colombo. Two other churches outdoors Colombo had been targeted as properly. The explosions occurred for the duration of Easter Mass. Just hours later, a further explosion occurred at a hotel opposite the national zoo in Dehiwala region, close to Colombo.
138 persons have been killed in Sri Lanka, with extra that 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels. The United States gives heartfelt condolences to the wonderful persons of Sri Lanka. We stand prepared to assistance!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2019
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned the attack in a tweet and urged citizens to keep powerful and united. President Maithripala Sirisena stated he was shocked by the explosions and urged for calm.
The government also named an emergency meeting right after the blasts.
(With Inputs From AFP)
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