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Student Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa named as 2nd American killed in Sri Lanka blasts

Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, a fifth grade student from Washington DC, was the second US victim named i..

By admin , in World News , at April 23, 2019

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Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, a fifth grade student from Washington DC, was the second US victim named in the Sri Lanka Easter Bombings. (Picture: Instagram)

Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, a fifth-grade student from Washington DC, is the second American confirmed to have died in the Sri Lanka Easter bombings.

Zoysa was a student at Sidwell Friends school who had been studying abroad in Sri Lanka when he died in the blasts that killed nearly 300.

Sidwell Friends is a prestigious school where President Barack Obamas daughters, Sasha and Malia, and President Bill Clintons daughter, Chelsea, attended, according to The New York Post.

Zoysas citizenship is unknown at this time. So is his age, but students are generally around 10-years-old when they enter fifth grade.

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Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa was killed in the Easter explosions that rocked Sri Lanka, where he is believed to have family. He is pictured here with his mother (Picture: Instagram).

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This is the letter Sidwell Friends Middle School sent in the wake of Zoysas death (Picture: Sidwell Friends Middle School)

Security personnel inspect the interior of St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo on April 22, 2019, a day after the church was hit in series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. - The death toll from bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka rose dramatically April 22 to 290 -- including dozens of foreigners -- as police announced new arrests over the country's worst attacks for more than a decade. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP)ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images

Officials say nine bombs were detonated, killing nearly 300 people across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (Picture: Getty Images)

The principal of the middle school, Mamadou Guèye sent a letter to students families Monday mourning Zoysas death.

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This is obviously an unexpected tragedy for his family and for his greater community, the letter said.

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(He was) passionate about learning, he adored his friends, and was incredibly excited about returning to Sidwell Friends in the coming school year.

The US State Department has confirmed there were at least four Americans killed in the nine explosions that rocked Sri Lanka on Sunday, which was the deadliest incident in the country since a civil war ended a decade ago.

During a press conference Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that several US citizens were killed in the devastating terror attack.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefly addressed the bombings and said several US citizens were killed (Picture: EPA)

<img src="https://metro.co.uk/wp-content/themes/metro-parent/img/fallback.png" alt="A local tv crew catch the moment that car bomb goes off near the port in Colombo around 11.30am UK Time 22 April – Eight British citizens are among the hundreds killed in explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to the UK has said. Previously Sri Lanka's foreign ministry said five Britons, two with dual US citizenship, were among the dead. It has been widely reported that they include a mother and her 11-year-old son staying at the</br><a href=https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/22/student-kieran-shafritz-de-zoysa-named-2nd-american-killed-sri-lanka-blasts-9287668/><strong>Read More – Source</strong></a></p>

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