Sri Lanka Serial Bomb Blasts: 2 JDS Workers Among Indians Killed in Explosions, 5 Others Missing
Sri Lanka Blasts (Photo Credits: IANS)

New Delhi, April 22: Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday announced the death of two JDS workers in Sri Lanka serial blasts which took place in eight locations on Sunday, saying that External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj has confirmed that they were among hundreds killed. Karnataka CM said he is "deeply shocked" and that he had personally known the two men, M Rangappa and KG Hanumantharayappa. Sri Lanka Bomb Blasts: MEA Reveals Names of Indian Nationals Killed in Suicide Bombings.

"External Affairs Min. Sushma Swaraj has confirmed the death of two Kannadigas, KG Hanumantharayappa and M Rangappa, in the bomb blasts in #Colombo. I am deeply shocked at the loss of our JDS party workers, whom I know personally. We stand with their families in this hour of grief," said Kumaraswamy in a tweet. Sri Lanka Serial Bomb Blasts: Helpline Numbers Issued For Indians Seeking Assistance In Colombo And Other Places.

Earlier, Kumaraswamy had tweeted that seven-member team of JDS workers from Karnataka, who were staying at Shangri-La hotel, had gone missing after the blasts in Colombo. Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka reported the deaths of Rangappa and Hanumantharayappa, while there is no information about the remaining five JDS workers.

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On Sunday, eight serial explosions tore churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter, killing over 290, including six Indians, and injuring 500. The Sri Lankan government had imposed a curfew which was lifted on Monday morning. Till now, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Indian living in Sri Lanka in need of any assistance can contact following helpline numbers: +94112422788, +94777903082, and +94112422789.