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Prayers for Bangladeshi boy killed in Sri Lanka attack

April 27, 2019 GMT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 1,000 people in Bangladesh’s capital have gathered to remember an 8-year-old Bangladeshi boy who was killed in one of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka.

They raised their hands seeking blessings for Zayan Chowdhury while many of his relatives cried at a prayer session Saturday in Dhaka.

Zayan was with his father having breakfast at a hotel restaurant when it came under attack. His father was critically injured in the explosion and is being treated abroad.

The boy, who was vacationing with his family, was the grandson of a top ruling Awami League party leader and former Cabinet minister who is a cousin of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.


More than 250 people died in six separate attacks by suicide bombers on Easter Sunday.