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5th-grader identified as second American killed in the Sri Lanka bombings


Added 04-22-19 02:25:03pm EST - “A fifth-grade student at a prestigious Washington, D.C. school has been identified as the second American killed in Sunday's coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka, according to a letter obtained Monday by CNN.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “5th-grader identified as second American killed in the Sri Lanka bombings”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A fifth-grade student at a prestigious Washington, D.C., school has been identified as the second American killed in Sunday’s coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka, according to a letter obtained Monday by CNN.

The boy, Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, was on a leave of absence from Sidwell Friends School and was living and studying in Sri Lanka, the principal said in a letter to parents. He was scheduled to return next year for middle school.

“Kieran was passionate about learning, he adored his friends, and he was incredibly excited about returning to Sidwell Friends this coming school year," the letter reportedly states. “We are beyond sorry not to get the opportunity to welcome Kieran to the Middle School.”

Neither the school nor the U.S. Department of State immediately returned calls seeking comment Monday afternoon.

Authorities said several Americans are among the victims in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. The only American victim whose identity has been confirmed is Dieter Kowalski, a 40-year-old Denver man who was in the country on business.

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