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Sri Lanka attacks: Asos billionaires 3 children killed in Colombo Easter massacre

ASOS billionaire Anders Holch Povlsens three children are among the victims of the deadly wave of terror attacks which rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

A spokesperson for the owner of the online fashion giant confirmed three of his four children were killed in the blasts which targeted churches and luxury hotels in the countrys capital Colombo. The 46-year-old is Denmarks richest man and is the second-largest individual private landowner in the UK and Scotlands largest private landowner. According to the Mirror, Denmarks Ministry of Foreign Affairs said three Danish citizens were killed and a representative of Mr Povlsen, who owns clothing chain Bestseller, confirmed three of his four children had died.

More than 200 people were killed in the eight bombings and 13 people have reportedly been arrested.

Mr Povlsen is the sole owner of international clothes chain Bestseller and is estimated to be worth$7.9billion, according to Forbes.

Last week the tycoon daughter Alma took to Instagram to post a photo of her siblings Astrid, Agnes and Alfred relaxing by a pool surrounded by palm trees.

It is not known which of the three children were killed in the deadly blasts.

Mr Povlsen is married to Anne Storm-Pedersen, whom he met when she began working for Bestseller.

Eight blasts hit the island nations capital on Sunday morning including three at churches as worshippers were gathering to celebrate Easter.

The Danish foreign ministry wrote on Twitter: The Foreign Ministrys Citizens service can confirm that three Danes have been killed in connection with the terrorist attacks. The relatives are informed. There are no reports of further Danish deaths.

On Sunday evening the Sri Lankan air force said a six-inch PVC pipe bomb packed with explosives was found in near Colombos main airport.

As many as thirty-six foreign nationals are reported to have died in the attacks.

The Sri Lankan government has said the extreme Muslim group National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) is behind the blasts.

Mr Povlsen inherited his parents fortune at the age of 28 and began buying land in Sctoland.

He owns a collection of Scottish estates and is committed to conservation and rewilding. In the past he and his wife said they would pass pass this work onto their children one day.

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