ASOS tycoon loses three children in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Massacre
Anders Holch Povlsen, the billionaire owner of fashion retailer ASOS, has lost three of his four children in the Sri Lanka bombings. Povlsen is the wealthiest man in Denmark and is believed to be the biggest landowner in Scotland after acquiring more than 200,000 acres of the Scottish Highlands.
The communication manager for Holch Povlsen, Jesper Stupkier, confirmed the tragic news. “I can confirm that three children have been killed,” he said while speaking to the Press Association on Monday. However, the family hasn’t revealed the names of the children lost in the massacre.
Jesper Stupkier also went on to appeal for privacy for the family at this difficult time.
The death toll continues to rise
According to several reports, the death toll in the series of bombing in Sri Lanka has risen to 290. Luxury hotels and churches were hit by bomb blasts on Easter Sunday. 500 people were reportedly injured in the attacks and the death toll has already soared to 290. Include nationals of countries like the US, the UK, and a host of other countries.
Investigations are still ongoing
Security forces in Sri Lanka are investigating what they believe was a series of suicide bomb attacks. According to the US State Department, tourists should continue to be careful. This travel advice comes with the warning that there could be further bomb attacks in the coming days.
ISIS have claimed that these bombings were their doings. This has not only left the country shaken, but also angered.
Security forces in Sri Lanka have arrested 40 suspects after the attack. The Associated Press reports that the suspects currently in police custody are the alleged driver of the van used in the attack, and the occupants of a house where some of the suspects lived. A large number of the suspects in custody are Sri Lankans. The police continue to investigate the involvement of foreigners in the blasts.