Billionaire fashion mogul loses 3 of his 4 children in attacks

Denmark’s richest man lost three of his four children in the devastating terror attacks in Sri Lanka, it emerged Monday. Billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen, 46, the fashion tycoon behind online...

Denmark’s richest man lost three of his four children in the devastating terror attacks in Sri Lanka, it emerged Monday.

Billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen, 46, the fashion tycoon behind online clothing retailer Asos, was with his family on vacation in Sri Lanka when suicide bombers struck, killing at least 290, according to The Mirror.

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Denmark’s richest man lost three of his four children in the devastating terror attacks in Sri Lanka, it emerged Monday.

Billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen, 46, the fashion tycoon behind online clothing retailer Asos, was with his family on vacation in Sri Lanka when suicide bombers struck, killing at least 290, according to The Mirror.

Three days before the attacks Povlsen’s daughter Alma shared a family holiday photo of her siblings Astrid, Agnes and Alfred – calling them “three little bears” – in front of a swimming pool lined by palm trees.

His company confirmed the deaths today.

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Enlarge ImageSri Lankan soldiers stand guard in front of the St. Anthony’s Shrine after Sunday’s terror attacks.
Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard in front of the St. Anthony’s Shrine after Sunday’s terror attacks.Getty Images
“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,” Jesper Stubkier, the communications manager for Holch Povlsen’s wholesale clothing business, Bestseller, told the Press Association.

As well as Denmark’s richest man, Povlsen is believed to be the largest landowner in Scotland after buying a string of historic estates.

He and his wife, Anne Storm Pedersen, hold an estimated 200,000 acres of the Highlands, and plan to rewild the landscape to preserve it for future generations, according to the Guardian.

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Sri Lankan officials said Monday that the death toll had reached 290 and the number injured also rose to more than 500.

Sri Lankan officials said that a total of 24 suspects had been arrested and blame a local terror group, National Thowfeek Jamaath.

US Secretary of State Pompeo said Sunday that “several US citizens” were among those killed.

Three days before the attacks Povlsen’s daughter Alma shared a family holiday photo of her siblings Astrid, Agnes and Alfred – calling them “three little bears” – in front of a swimming pool lined by palm trees.

His company confirmed the deaths today.

Enlarge ImageSri Lankan soldiers stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine after Sunday's terror attacks.
Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard in front of the St. Anthony’s Shrine after Sunday’s terror attacks.Getty Images

“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,” Jesper Stubkier, the communications manager for Holch Povlsen’s wholesale clothing business, Bestseller, told the Press Association.

As well as Denmark’s richest man, Povlsen is believed to be the largest landowner in Scotland after buying a string of historic estates.

He and his wife, Anne Storm Pedersen, hold an estimated 200,000 acres of the Highlands, and plan to rewild the landscape to preserve it for future generations, according to the Guardian.

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Sri Lankan officials said Monday that the death toll had reached 290 and the number injured also rose to more than 500.

Sri Lankan officials said that a total of 24 suspects had been arrested and blame a local terror group, National Thowfeek Jamaath.

US Secretary of State Pompeo said Sunday that “several US citizens” were among those killed.

Source:  nypost.com

Photo Credit: WXYZ.com

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