Devastating Photos From Inside The Sri Lankan Churches Destroyed By Explosions
Warning: The following images may be distressing for some viewers.
Church windows have been left shattered, ceilings have caved in and countless religious items destroyed as Sri Lankans begin the heart-breaking clean up following a series of explosions on Easter Sunday.
Images from inside the destroyed churches where hundreds of people congregating for mass were massacred by simultaneous explosions, show bodies covered by sheets on the ground and blood spattered on religious statues and on pews.
In three popular tourist hotels which were also targeted, entire glass windows of buildings can be seen shattered.
Charred motorbikes were also pictured outside the targeted buildings.
More than 200 people were killed when eight explosions ripped through Colombo and surrounding areas in targeted attacks on Easter Sunday.
Seven people were arrested over the attacks on Sunday however no group had immediately claimed responsibility.
Any Australians concerned about loved ones in Sri Lanka should call 1300 555 135.
Affected Australians should contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas