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Berner married couple is supposed to be at the stop in Sri Lanka, died

On Monday, wanted to return the couple K. (60) and K. V. (55) of his vacation in Sri Lanka in Switzerland. The two are said to have come in the Wake of the attacks on the Christian minority in Sri Lanka, the loss of life, such as "20 minutes" reported. The Couple has children. A son in early adulthood, is supposed to have been injured in the attack, local media reports.

"We miss you madly," writes a well-Known on Facebook. The two came in an attack on their Hotel in Colombo killed. "May you rest in peace," writes the man. Hundreds mourn on Facebook the married couple.

"Wonderful people"

In the Bernese Lorraine-quarters the Pair was well known. For the past ten years, the family business, a Kiosk. The shock: "I can't believe you are. It was so wonderful and nice people," says a local resident. "You both have always made a very happy impression, and your Kiosk has functions as a small district meeting place – especially on Sundays."

The janitor knows the Couple since years. "You were impeccable, highly decent people," he says. They had alternated in the Kiosk. "You kept open your Store almost daily, from early morning until late in the evening." He had never had such good tenants. Their relationship was also on a personal level very well.


networked, shortly before the departure of the family, you would have a rent reduction agreed, should facilitate the diligent Few life. "In this Kiosk every month are determined by a 2000 to 3000 people in and out," says the janitor. "The Couple was well connected in the neighborhood and was liked. It is so sad, what happened."

a resident of the family was in a multi-family house in Bern borough of Bümpliz – there, too, the sad news has caused dismay: "you flew over the holidays often down. That you won't come back now, is tragic," a neighbor of the couple. It is great neighbors were: "Always friendly and helpful." Another neighbour said: "Because of the bad attacks, I have followed the news. Now even my neighbors are among the Victims, makes it a lot worse."

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) shall, on request, it support currently, a Swiss-based family. "We condole with the Relatives and friends", an EDA spokeswoman.

*Name known to the editors (TA)

Created: 22.04.2019, 12:12 PM

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