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Govt awaits report on Shah Rukh concert blast

December 12, 2004 17:54 IST

Indiaon Sundaycondemned the bomb blast at Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's concert in Colombo and said all Indians, including the wife of former cricketer Ravi Shastri who suffered minor injuries, are safe.

"The government condemns this terrorist incident and the perpretators of this reprehensible act," the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

"No Indian national is reported to have been injured other then the wife of former cricketer Ravi Shastri, who is believed to have sustained minor injuries," it said.

All Indian film personalities who performed at the showon Saturdaynight are safe and left Colombo as per schedule, the statement said.

The Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, who was at the programme, and other staff members of the mission are also safe.

"We are awaiting the results of the Sri Lankan investigation into the incident," it added.

The government also conveyed its condolences to the bereaved families and deepest sympathies to the injured, the government and the people of Sri Lanka.

An explosion took place towards the end of the show and it resulted in the death of two persons and injuries to a
number of others, some of whom are said to be in critical condition, the statement said.

Also read: Blast at Shah Rukh show, 2 killed

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