Chinese killed in Boston bombings

Boston, April 17 (IANS) The third victim in Tuesday’s Boston Marathon blasts has been identified as a Chinese national, according to officials from the Chinese consulate.

The other two dead in the twin explosions have been identified as Krystle Campbell and eight-year-old Martin Richard.

Officials from the Chinese Consulate General in New York confirmed to Xinhua Tuesday that a Chinese national was killed in Monday’s Boston Marathon blasts, while another was injured, but in stable condition.

Relatives have requested anonymity for the dead.

Consulate officials said they were doing everything they could to help relatives of the victims come to the US.

Chinese officials said the injured Chinese national is Zhou Danling, a graduate student at Boston University. She has undergone two surgeries since being admitted to Boston Medical Center, and is now in stable condition.

Boston University also confirmed Tuesday that a graduate student was killed in the blasts. The student’s name has not been released, pending permission from the family, said the university’s news website BU Today.

The student was one of three friends who watched the race near the finish line, the website said. Another of the three, also a BU graduate student, was injured and is now in stable condition at Boston Medical Center.

The third BU student was unharmed.

Three people were killed and over 140 injured when two successive blasts rocked the historic Boston Marathon.

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