'Sheikh Selim’s grandson killed in Sri Lanka attack'

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The body of Awami League leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim’s grandson Zayan Chowdhury, 8, will be brought home on Tuesday, said industries minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun.

Zayan was killed in the Sri Lanka attacks that claimed at least 290 lives and wounded more than 500 people.

He went to Sri Lanka with his parents and brother on a trip and stayed at one of the hotels that underwent the attack.

Zayan’s grandfather Sheikh Selim is the cousin of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.

After visiting and consoling the bereaved family, the industries minister  told newsmen that Sheikh Selim’s wife and a son rushed to Sri Lanka on Sunday.

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