An explosion has occurred near the railway station, Dehiwala at around 4.50PM today. The explosion has occurred inside the Colombo - Panadura train which was in close proximity of the station at time of blast.
Update: 7 dead and over 50 wounded. Among the dead is a pregnant mother. 14 of the wounded are in critical condition. Many hospitalized due to shock.
The blast bears all hallmarks of a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) attack.