Asos billionaire loses 3 children in Sri Lanka bombings

Clay Curtis
April 22, 2019

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.

"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.

It is now unknown which of his three children have died.

"It is a project that we know can not be realised in our lifetime, which will bear fruit not just for our own children, but also for the generations of visitors who, like us, hold a deep affection the Scottish Highlands", Mr Holch Povlsen and his wife Anne say on the website.

Anders, 46, and his wife Anne have not confirmed which of their three children died in the bombing.

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Anders Holch Povlsen is the billionaire behind online retailer Asos.

Retail tycoon Anders Holch Povlsen is reputedly the biggest landowner in Scotland; previous year, he unveiled an ambitious plan to "re-wild" the Scottish Highlands and fix them from what he called centuries of negative human impact.

Bestseller is the group behind a number of clothing brands such as Jack & Jones, Vero Moda, Only, Selected and Pieces. Police have arrested 24 people, but no-one has claimed responsibility.

Manisha Gunasekera, Sri Lankan high commissioner to the United Kingdom, said eight British nationals were killed in the attacks.

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