Published On: Tue, Apr 23rd, 2019

Sri Lanka Easter Sunday terror attack latest news: Daniel and Amelie Linsey among victims | World | News

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Daniel Linsey, 19, and Amelie, 15, perished as they desperately attempted to escape from Colombo’s Shangri-La hotel. The toll of Brits killed in the attack has risen to eight following the explosions at three churches, four hotels and a block of flats in the Sri Lankan capital. According to the Daily Mirror, the youngsters’ mother Angelina said: “Amelie was really fun.

“She was smart, beautiful. Very loving, very caring, understanding.

“She cared about her family and her friends. And the same with Danny.”

Their brother David, 21, added: “They took both my sister and brother to hospital but they couldn’t do anything.

“I think they were both dead before they got there.

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“We already miss them so much.”

So far seven of the eight British victims have been named.

On Monday, reports suggested that another blast happened in Colombo, with 87 low-explosive detonators were found at the main bus station in Pettah, near the east of the capital.

President Maithripala Sirisena is seeking assistance from foreign powers to trace international links to the seven blasts which killed 290 and injured more than 500 people.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but a local extreme Muslims are believed to have been behind them.

Health minister Rajitha Senaratne said he believed the Islamist group National Towheed Jamath (NTJ) was responsible.

Pope Francis has called for universal condemnation of what he said were “never justifiable terrorist, inhuman acts”.

Hours after Sunday’s attacks, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government had some prior information about a possible attack by Islamist extremists.

Reports suggest that a domestic intelligence report dated April 11 which said a foreign intelligence agency had warned the authorities of possible attacks.

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