Colombo, Sri Lanka — A series of eight bombings in Sri Lanka targeting Christian churches and hotels in three cities killed at least 207 people and wounded up to 450 others on Easter Sunday.

Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene described the coordinated blasts as a terrorist attack by religious extremists.

A witness to one of the bombings, at a hotel by the zoo in Colombo, told CBSN about the chaotic aftermath that unfolded after the explosion.

Asela Waidyalankara described hearing a large blast and rushing to see what had happened.

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