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Vigil held for Sri Lanka attack victims

Candles lit to pray for Sri Lanka blasts victims. Credit: PA

A vigil will be held at 12pm in Carlisle for the victims killed in the Sri Lanka attacks.

Six near-simultaneous explosions took place shortly before 9am local time on Sunday morning - three at churches and three at luxury hotels.

253 people have died and more than 500 were wounded.

It was originally thought that over 350 people had died, but the Sri Lankan government said that this was a calculation error.

Mass funerals have taken place for some of the victims. Credit: AP

Despite so-called Islamic State claiming responsibility for the attacks, Sri Lankan authorities say they have not yet determined whether they were directed or inspired by the terror group.

Awaz - The Voice of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) People and Communities in Cumbria - has invited the public to a prayer service, at Market Cross Monument in Carlisle at 12pm.

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