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Published On: Wed, Apr 17th, 2013

China mourns Boston Marathon bombing victim Lu Lingzi, a student in the US

China’s consulate in New York announced that the deceased victim was a Chinese national named Lu Lingzi.

In a post on the Chinese Twitter-like site Sina Weibo, Lu Lingzi’s page shows a photo of a bowl of fried dough along with the words “My wonderful breakfast!”

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That was Monday morning before the bombing.

Lu, a graduate student from Shenyang in China’s northeast. Boston University and the Chinese Consulate in New York both said on Tuesday that a Chinese graduate student had been killed in the bombing which was confirmed by her roommate who said she was missing.

By Wednesday evening, tens of thousands of Chinese social-media users had posted virtual candles and farewell messages to Ms. Lu.

“Heaven has no bombs…travel in peace,” one anonymous microblogger wrote in a comment left on her final post.

While many Chinese students spend their time in the U.S. buried in their books, and hanging out with other Chinese students, Ms. Lu appeared to embrace American culture, including its food, its art and its sports.

Ms. Lu went to watch the marathon Monday with two other Chinese international students, said Lucy Huang, another graduate student at the university who had close friends in common with Ms. Lu.

After Ms. Lu failed to return home, her roommate in Boston tried to reach her with a message on Weibo: “Where are you Lingzi? You get lost so easily!” the message read.

For its Wednesday edition, Ms. Lu’s hometown newspaper, the Shenyang Evening News, filled its front page with pictures of the bombing, including a photo of Ms. Lu

She graduated from a Chinese university with a degree in international economics, the professional networking site indicated. She’d also previously studied for a semester at the University of California at Riverside.

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  1. anonymous123 says:

    Rest in Peace Ms. Lu…. The truth will eventually be told and uncovered soon for respect of the victims.

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