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Sri Lanka blasts: Denmark's richest man loses 3 of 4 children

Monday, April 22, 2019 • Tamil Comments

Sri Lanka blast: Denmark’s richest man loses 3 of 4 children

Online clothing retailer Asos’ owner Anders Holch Povlsen lost three of his four children in the Sri Lanka terror attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 300 people.

Following a series of eight bomb blasts in Sri Lanka across churches and high-end hotels on Sunday, nearly 290 people were killed and 500 of them were injured. The deadly blasts also ended up wrecking three churches and three five-star hotels as the nation was offering prayers for Easter.

A spokesperson for Holch Povlsen’s family stated, “I can confirm that three children have been killed. We have no further comment and we ask that the family’s privacy is respected at this time.”

It was recently reported that a bomb exploded in a van near a church when bomb squad officials were trying to defuse it. The explosion happened in one of the areas where the killings happened on Sunday. Earlier today, the Sri Lankan police recovered 87 low explosive detonators abandoned at the Bastian Mawatha private bus stand in Sri Lanka’s Pettah.

As per reports, the blasts happened by 8.45 am when Easter Sunday masses were progressing in the churches as said by police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekera. St Anthony’s Church located in Colombo, St Sebastian’s Church situated in the western coastal town of Negombo and a church in Batticaloa were apparently the ones attacked.

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