Colombo: Scene of van blast near St Anthony's church

A van parked near a Sri Lankan church that was bombed on Easter Sunday has exploded, but no injuries have been reported.

Police went to inspect the van on Monday after people reported it had been parked near St. Anthony's Shrine since Sunday.

They discovered three bombs that they tried to defuse.

Instead, the bombs detonated, sending pedestrians fleeing in panic. Thankfully no injuries were reported.