Keralite among those killed in blasts in Sri Lanka

Keralite among those killed in blasts in Sri Lanka
Razina who was killed in Sri Lanka blast

Thiruvananthapuram: A Keralite was among those killed in the deadly bomb blasts that hit Sri Lanka's high-end hotels and churches during Easter services on Sunday.

Condemning the blasts, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said it was time to end communal intolerance in the world.

He also said steps were taken to bring back the body of the deceased, P S Razina (58), a resident of Kasaragod, as soon as possible.

"The NORKA authorities are in touch with the High Commissioner's office and the relatives," Pinarayi said in a release.

"We need to keep in mind that the attack happened on the Easter day shows the communal intolerance.

It's time to save the countries from the clutches of such communal intolerance. We stand by the families of those who lost their dear ones," he said.

According to reports, Razina, 58, a native of Mogralputhur in Kasaragod district, was staying at Colombo's Shangri-La hotel and was killed in the blast there. She was on a holiday in the island nation with her husband, Manorama News reported.

According to the TV report, Razina was about to join her brother on Sunday after her husband had left for Dubai.

Over 200 people were killed and around 500 others injured in a series of blasts at several locations in the island nation.

Suicide bombers were involved in at least two of the eight attacks that struck three churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners on Easter Sunday.

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