The United Nations has revealed that no fewer than 45 children were among the 320 people killed in the
This was disclosed by the UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac during an interview with Journalists in Geneva on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
Speaking with Journalists, Christophe noted that the toll from Sunday’s attacks could rise as many other minors are wounded while others are fighting for their lives.
He said; “The total now is 45 children who died. Many other minors are wounded and are now fighting for their lives in intensive care units across the country.
He noted that 27 children were killed and another 10 injured in the attack at St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo.
Those 40 children who lost their lives in the two cities were Sri Lankan nationals, while UNICEF has confirmed that another five children of foreign nationality were also killed.
Boulierac was not immediately able to provide details on where the non-Sri Lankan children died.
Twenty children have also been admitted to hospital following the attack in Colombo, including four who were in intensive care.
Sri Lanka has named the local Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama’ath, as the chief suspect, for the violence that has sparked local and international outrage.