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Pakistani forensic experts to help Sri Lanka identify blast victims

Dr Humayun Taimoor to lead the team

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 22, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Apr 22, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

Security personnel inspect St Sebastian's Church in Negombo a day after it was hit in a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. (AFP)

A team of Pakistani forensic experts will leave for Sri Lanka to help Colombo authorities identify the victims of Easter explosions. 

At least 290 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday, in the worst violence to hit the island since its devastating civil war ended a decade ago.

Related story: Explosion in Sri Lanka as police try to defuse bomb

Eight apparently co-ordinated explosions targeted Easter worshippers and high end hotels popular with international guests.

The University of Health Sciences had offered to help Sri Lankan authorities in identifying the victims. Sri Lanka accepted the offer and a team, led by Dr Humayun Taimoor, will leave for Colombo to assist the officials.

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