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Sri Lanka reduces Easter Sunday attacks death toll from 359 to 253 citing calculation error

Sri Lanka's Health Ministry issued a statement minutes ago, reducing the death toll of Easter Sunday's devastating attacks from 359 to 253.

Citing a calculation error, the Director General of Health Services Dr Anil Jasinghe said the death toll had been reduced to 253, according to reports from CNN and BBC news journalist Azzam Ameen. 

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