"I can confirm that three children have been killed".
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.
Anders Holch Povlsen's three children were among the over 290 people killed in the coordinated bombings in three different cities on Easter Sunday, Britain's PA news agency reported, citing his spokesman.
Povlsen is the owner of fashion firm Bestseller, which includes brands like Vero Moda and Jack & Jones, and is the majority stakeholder in online retailer Asos while also holding a big stake in Zalando.
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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.
Dieter Kowalski, 40, a Denver man visiting Sri Lanka on a business trip was among those killed, his employer, Pearson, confirmed to PEOPLE. The names and ages of the victims were not made available at first, as the family is known to keep a low profile.
Billionaire Povlsen is one of Denmark's wealthiest individuals and the owner and chief executive officer of Bestseller, the Denmark-based, fashion clothing retail chain with 3.3 billion euros in sales. "We ask you to respect the privacy of the family and we therefore have no further comments".
Warnings have been issued about possible further attacks on the island in the Indian Ocean.