The family fun and holidays for Denmark’s richest family turned into pain and grief when the family lost three children in the blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter morning. Denmark’s richest man Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife lost three of their four children in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, a spokesman for Povlsen’s fashion firm said on Monday. The spokesman declined to give any further details but Danish media said the family had been on holiday in Sri Lanka.
Povlsen is the owner of fashion firm Bestseller, which includes brands like Vero Moda and Jack & Jones, and is the majority stakeholder in online retailer Asos while also holding a big stake in Zalando. According to Forbes magazine, he owns more than 1 percent land of Scotland.
A string of bombings at churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka killed 290 people and wounded about 500 in Sunday’s attacks. A senior investigator said on Monday that seven suicide bombers had taken part in the attacks.
The powerful blasts – six in quick succession on Easter morning and then two more hours later – wounded around 500 people. This was the worst violence to hit Sri Lanka since the civil war that ended a decade ago.
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17 August, 2019