Eiffel Tower Goes Dark to Honor Sri Lanka Attack Victims

With Paris mourning the loss of over 200 persons in the Sri Lanka bombings, the Eiffel Tower was darkened at midnight.

It’s a standard gesture made by the landmark’s management to commemorate important events and tragedies.

Eiffel Tower Goes Dark to Honor Sri Lanka Attack Victims

Eiffel Tower Goes Dark to Honor Sri Lanka Attack Victims

A tweet from the tower read, “I will turn my lights off tonight, from 12:00 am, to pay honour to the victims of the Sri Lanka assault.”

At least 207 people were murdered and hundreds more were injured in explosions at three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday morning, all of which were carried out by suicide bombers.

The tower also went dark in January 2015 to commemorate the victims of the attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and again in November 2015 to honour the victims of the terror attacks in six locations across Paris.

In May 2017, the tower went dark after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, killed 22 people.

The Tower Previously Turned Dark in May 2017

When an explosion occurred at an Ariana Grande performance in Manchester, England, in May 2017, 22 people were killed and the tower went dark.

It fell dark in November 2015 after terror strikes at six locations around Paris, and in January 2015 it paid respect to those killed in the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Many People Died in The Explosion 

On Sunday morning, suicide bombers attacked three churches and four hotels in the cities of Colombo, Negombo, and Batticaloa. Others had travelled great distances, including from the United States, China, and Turkey.

According to a statement released by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at least 31 foreign visitors were murdered in the attacks, down from the tourism minister’s initial estimate of 39.

The dead toll from the coordinated attacks in Sri Lanka was raised upwards to 253 on day four after the new estimate was released by the Ministry of Health.

As CNN reported earlier this week, a spokesman for the Colombo police department first told the news agency that 359 people had been killed.

The health ministry stated that the discrepancy was due to the poor preservation of the remains and the subsequent challenge in identifying them.

Conclusion

The victims of the many bombings in Sri Lanka were honoured by the Eiffel Tower being turned completely black at midnight local time.

The dead toll from the coordinated attacks was revised upward to 253 on day four, according to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health.

As CNN reported earlier this week, a spokesman for the Colombo police department first told the news agency that 359 people had been killed.

The health ministry stated that the discrepancy was due to the poor preservation of the remains and the subsequent challenge in identifying them. Thanks for read our Article Eiffel Tower Goes Dark to Honor Sri Lanka Attack Victims.

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