In Boston, Obama mourns Chinese student
US President Barack Obama Thursday stood in solidarity with China, mourning the loss of a Chinese student who was among three people killed in the terror attack on the city's marathon.
- Published: 19/04/2013 at 12:49 AM
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A pair of running shoes, flowers and a Boston University key chain are left at a makeshift memorial for Lu Lingzi, a student from China, April 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. US President Barack Obama Thursday stood in solidarity with China, mourning the loss of a Chinese student who was among three people killed in the terror attack on the city's marathon.
Boston University graduate student Lu Lingzi was named as one of those who died when two deadly bombs exploded near the finish line during Monday's race, injuring another 180 people.
"Our prayers are with the Lu family of China who sent their daughter Lingzi here to she could experience all the city had to offer. A 23-year-old student far from home," Obama told a special inter-faith service at Boston's Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
"And in the heartache of her family and friends on both sides of the great ocean, we're reminded of the humanity that we all share."
Doctors at Boston Medical Center said a second Chinese student caught in the blast had come out of a coma and was improving. The girl's family was expected in Boston soon.
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