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British Dubai expat confirmed killed in Sri Lanka attacks, colleague missing

Lorraine Campbell, 55, is the second Dubai resident to have been confirmed dead after the Easter Sunday attacks

British Dubai expat confirmed killed in Sri Lanka attacks, colleague missing
Security personnel stand guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo

A UK national living in Dubai has been confirmed killed in the recent string of terror attacks in Sri Lanka, the family announced on Wednesday.

Manchester-native Lorraine Campbell, 55, was killed in the bombing of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo on Easter Sunday.

She was travelling to Sri Lanka as part of her work with Al-Futtaim Group. An Indian colleague of hers, 42-year old Juno Srivastava, remains unaccounted for.

Both are believed to have been attending breakfast at the hotel when the bomb blast took place.

“It is with great sadness that the family of Lorraine Campbell wish to inform that she was involved in the bombing of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel…and sadly lost her life,” a statement sent to media said.

“Lorraine, known to most people as Loz, was a woman who embraced life to the full and meant so much to so many people, and there will forever be an enormous void that will never now be filled,” the statement added.

While Al-Futtaim Group has not commented publicly on the deaths, an internal memo sent to staff confirmed her death and the fact that Srivastava remains missing.

According to the Khaleej Times, Srivastava’s wife and brother travelled to Colombo to meet with officials at the Indian High Commission to help locate him. He has lived in Dubai since 2011 and began working with Al Futtaim in 2013.

Last week, another Dubai resident, P.S. Razeena, was confirmed dead in the bombing of Colombo’s Shangri-La Hotel.

Additionally, two Saudi nationals employed by Saudia were confirmed killed in the attacks.

At least 310 people were killed after suicide bomb blasts ripped through three hotels and three churches as worshippers attended Easter services on Sunday, with hundreds more wounded.