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    Multiple Deadly Explosions Hit Sri Lanka on Catholic Easter (76)
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    Sheikh Hasina confirmed that family members of her cousin Sheikh Selim were among the victims of the bomb blasts. Selim is a Member of Parliament in Bangladesh. His grandson Zayan Chowdhury remains missing after the ill-fated terror blast.

    New Delhi (Sputnik): The Easter Sunday serial blasts that ripped through Sri Lanka had victims belonging to the family of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's cousin, media reports read.

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    One of the grandsons of Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, who is a cousin of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and a member of the Bangladesh Parliament, was among those that were killed in the blasts. His name was Zayan Chowdhury. His father Mashiul Haque Chowdhury, who is the son-in-law of lawmaker Sheikh Selim, was among the injured. Mashiul was admitted to a local hosptial.

    Meanwhile another relative of Sheikh Hasina, British Member of Parliament Tulip Siddiq, also confirmed on Monday that she had lost a relative in the blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday. Tulip did not reveal the identity of the relative. She is the niece of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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    ​Sheikh Selim's daughter, son-in-law, and grandsons were staying at the hotel in Colombo where one of the bombs exploded. The family was there on a holiday.

    Multiple Deadly Explosions Hit Sri Lanka on Catholic Easter (76)


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