US President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday about the serial blasts in Sri Lanka. He posted the wrong number of those who died in Sri Lanka's explosion.
He wrote "Heartfelt condolences from the people of the United States to the people of Sri Lanka on the horrible terrorist attacks on churches and hotels that have killed at least 138 million people and badly injured 600 more," Trump tweeted. "We stand ready to help!"
More than 200 people have died in coordinated blasts, which struck churches and hotels on Easter Sunday in three cities. About 450 are injured. The initial estimates reported by news outlets showed the number of deaths as 137.
The Trump tweet was deleted about 20 minutes later. But this tweet could not escape from people's eyes and people started joking about it.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said, "You might want to revise that death toll @realDonaldTrump. Not everything is measured in millions. How “heartfelt” can the condolences be if you aren’t even concentrating on the message of condolence when sending it out?"
Another tweeted, 'Our population is two million. 13.8 million is mathematically impossible. Keep your unnecessary sensibilities with you. We do not need it. ' The total population of Sri Lanka is 2.17 million. After realizing the mistake Donald Trump's tweet was deleted and later a new tweet was made.
138 people have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more that 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels. The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka. We stand ready to help!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2019
In a later tweet, Donald Trump wrote that "138 people have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more than 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels. The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka. We stand ready to help!"
In Sri Lanka, there were at least two suicide bombs out of eight blasts that took place on Sunday in the three churches and luxury hotels on Sunday, more than 200 people died and 500 others injured.