Sri Lanka Bus Bomb@Moratuwa Kills 21 injures over 60

A  crowded public transport bus  was the target of a bomb that exploded as the bus passed close to the Shailabimbaramaya Buddhist temple  at Katubedda, Moratuwa, South of  Colombo around 7:45 am today  (6/6). According to the military it was a roadside bomb  activated using a remote controlled device.  The bus was on route 255 traveling from Kottawa to Mount Lavinia.

Hospital sources said that 21 people including 13 men and 8 women have been killed. over 60 have been injured. Injured civilians have been admitted to the Kalubowila and Lunawa hospital for immediate treatment.

 AFP in a report quoting one of their photographers at the scene said the state-run bus was peppered with shrapnel, suggesting a powerful fragmentation mine placed on the roadside had been detonated as the bus was passing.

Latest reports say a curfew has been imposed from 9 am to 6 pm in Katubedda and Dandeniyawatte area to facilitate search operations.

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