Sri Lanka Attack: Billionaire Loses Three Of Four Children In Bombings
Sri Lankan security personnel walk next to dead bodies on the floor amid blast debris at St. Anthony’s Shrine following an explosion in the church in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019. ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP

One of the owners of British online fashion retailer, Asos, Anders Povlsen says three of his four children were killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka.

Concise News reports that a series of blasts, believed to be the handiwork of suicide bombers, was targeted at churches and five-star hotels in eight different locations.

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According to Daily Mail,  spokesperson for the Danish billionaire confirms on Monday that his children were on holiday in the south Asian country.

A few days ago, one of Povlsen’s children, Alma, had uploaded an image of her three siblings, Astrid, Agnes and Alfred, reclining at a poolside.

It is unknown which of his three children died in the bombings which have claimed at least 290 lives.

Manisha Gunasekera, Sri Lankan high commissioner to the UK, says eight British nationals were killed in the attacks.

Citizens of the US, China, Japan and Portugal were also killed in the bombing.

No group has claimed responsibility but the police have arrested 24 suspects in connection with the incident.

The police blame the attack on National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ), an extremist group which were the subject of an intelligence warning 10 days before the attacks.