Asos’ biggest investor loses 3 kids in Sri Lanka Easter attacks

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Asos Anders Holch Povlsen
// Anders Holch Povlsen, who owns the largest share in Asos, lost 3 kids in the Sri Lanka terror attacks
// The Easter Sunday blasts saw explosions tear through luxury hotels and churches
// Povlsen also owns international clothing retailer Bestseller

Asos’ biggest and Zalando’s second largest shareholder Anders Holch Povlsen has lost three of his four children in the Sri Lanka terror attacks on Easter Sunday.

The Danish billionaire, who also owns international clothing retailer Bestseller, is currently Denmark’s wealthiest man and is the UK’s largest private landowner, according to The Times.

Povlsen and his wife Anne hold over 200,000 acres of the Scottish Highlands.

The couple set up the company Wildland in 2007 with the aim of conserving landscapes.

Povlsen’s spokesman Jesper Stubkier told the Press Association about his loss, but declined to comment on the identity of the children and it remains unknown which of the nine blasts that occurred on the day claimed their lives.

The vast majority of those who died in the attacks, which tore through churches and hotels, are thought to be Sri Lankan nationals.

Thirty-six foreign nationals were victims, of which eight were British.

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