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British mum and her two young children are feared dead after the Sri Lanka hotel terror bombings

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, British mum and her two young children are feared dead after the Sri Lanka hotel terror bombings

British mum and her two young children are feared dead after the Sri Lanka hotel terror bombings

Alex Nicholson, 11, and his mother, Anita, 42, are feared dead in an attack on the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo, while daughter Annabel is missing

Two British children and their mum are feared to be among more than 200 killed in Sri Lanka’s terror attacks.

, British mum and her two young children are feared dead after the Sri Lanka hotel terror bombings

Alex Nicholson, 11, his mother, Anita, 42, are thought to have died in an explosion at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo.

Youngest daughter Annabel is said to still be missing.

Dad Ben survived, and desperately searched for his family in the aftermath of the blast, a Sri Lankan attorney told Mirror Online.

The family were eating breakfast at the five-star hotel when a suspected suicide bomber detonated a device, it is believed.

Pictures of Alex were shared on social media in a frantic attempt to locate him after the attack.

, British mum and her two young children are feared dead after the Sri Lanka hotel terror bombings

However sources in Sri Lanka said his body was later discovered in a mortuary in the capital.

The family were at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo when the attack happened (Image: Facebook)

Anita Nicholson, pictured with husband Ben, is feared dead in the Easter Sunday atrocity in Sri Lanka (Image: Facebook)
, British mum and her two young children are feared dead after the Sri Lanka hotel terror bombings
Sri Lankan attorney Shakya Wickramanayake told Mirror Online that her father had met Mr Nicholson after the terror attack and tried to help him.

She said he and a friend searched local hospitals hoping to track down Alex, but said the schoolboy’s body was later found.

Ms Wickramanayake said: “My father and his friend met Alex’s father at the hospital when they went to take notice of the death of another foreign national for diplomatic purposes.

British mum and her two young children are feared dead after the Sri Lanka hotel terror bombings

Source: Mirror

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