Children of Scotland's biggest landowner killed in Sri Lanka
Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen has lost three children during the Easter Sunday attacks.
Three children of Scotland's biggest landowner have been killed by suicide bombers in Sri Lanka.
A spokesperson for Denmark's wealthiest man Anders Holch Povlsen confirmed the 46-year-old lost three children in the Easter Sunday attacks.
The tycoon, behind online clothing retailer Asos, is believed to be the largest landowner in the country after buying a string of historic estates in the Highlands.
He and his wife Anne hold an estimate 200,000 acres, and had planned to rewild the landscape to preserve it for future generations, according to a Guardian report from earlier this year.
Jesper Stubkier, communications manager for Mr Holch Povlsen's wholesale fashion business Bestseller, announced the couple had lost three children after a wave of blasts hit churches and luxury hotels across the country on Sunday.
He told the Press Association on Monday: "I can confirm that three children have been killed.
"We have no further comment and we ask that the family's privacy is respected at this time."
He declined to comment on the identity of the children or whether other members of the family had been visiting Sri Lanka.
It is also unknown in which of the series of blasts they lost their lives.
According to Forbes, Mr Holch Povlsen has a net worth of £6.1bn.