By Bridget O’Donnell
Lü Lingzi, in pictures circulating on Weibo.
The Chinese consulate in New York confirmed today that a Chinese citizen was killed in yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three and injured more than 100. The victim was a Boston University grad student.
The student was one of three friends watching the Marathon near the finish line. Earlier, both the consulate and BU declined to release the student’s name, saying they were awaiting permission from her family members.
That student has now been identified as Lü Lingzi (pictured) who was pursuing a grad degree at BU in Mathematics and Statistics. Lü worked as a manager assistant with Deloitte Consulting in Beijing, before moving to Boston.
Lü was with her friend Zhou Danling watching the marathon at the finish line. A graduate of Wuhan university now studying actuarial science at BU, Zhou is said to have woken up from her coma, but remains unable to speak.
Chinese netizens have flocked to Lü’s Weibo page, leaving thousands of condolence messages. Her final post was a picture of her “wonderful breakfast” before the marathon.