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Correction: Denmark-Sri Lanka Blasts story

May 6, 2019

HELSINKI (AP) — In a story May 6 about a funeral in Denmark, The Associated Press reported erroneously that more than 350 people were killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21. That was an early estimate but Sri Lanka has since lowered the death toll in those bombings to more than 250 killed.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Tycoon’s 3 children killed in Sri Lanka mourned in Denmark

A funeral service has been held in Denmark for the three children of a business tycoon who were killed during the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka

HELSINKI (AP) — A funeral service has been held in Denmark for the three children of a business tycoon who were killed during the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka.

Anders Holch Povlsen, the owner of the Bestseller clothing chain, comforted his wife, Anne, and their surviving daughter, Astrid, as three flower-covered coffins were brought out of hearses at Aarhus Cathedral.

The family was staying at the Shangri-La Hotel in the capital of Colombo when it was attacked. Sri Lanka officials say more than 250 people died in the Easter bombings on April 21.

Members of the Danish royal family and Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen attended the emotional service Saturday.

Holch Povlsen, 46, is the sole owner of the Bestseller clothing chain, the biggest shareholder of fashion retailer ASOS and the largest private landowner in Scotland.