Missing Chinese national confirmed dead after Colombo bombings: Chinese embassy
The Chinese Embassy in Colombo on Thursday confirmed the death of a missing Chinese national after multiple bombings in Sri Lanka, which added the number of Chinese killed in the attacks to two with four others feared dead.
The embassy said that it had cooperated with the Sri Lankan side and the family members to identify the Chinese victim.
Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan told a press conference on Wednesday that one Chinese national was confirmed dead, four others, declared missing earlier, were feared dead pending further confirmation from their families and one was still missing.
The ambassador also said five Chinese nationals were injured during the attacks, four of whom already went back to China and the remaining one was still hospitalized in Sri Lanka.
A string of suicide bombings on Sunday have killed at least 359 people and injured over 500 in the island country. The Sri Lankan police have taken more than 70 suspects in custody.