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Chinese woman studying at Boston University "badly hurt" in Monday's attacks, consulate says

Posted by Your Town  April 16, 2013 04:13 PM

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At least two Chinese students were among those injured in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, including a student from Boston University who was "badly hurt," the Chinese consulate said Tuesday afternoon.

The Chinese consulate in New York identified the victim as BU student Zhou Danling. Chinese media said Zhou is a graduate of Wuhan University in central China, and is a student at BU in actuarial science.

"She cannot talk now but can communicate with pen and paper," the consulate said in an e-mailed statement.

In addition, the consulate said that a Chinese student who was missing after the explosions, Ms. Qian, has been found. Her condition is unknown at this time. Another Chinese student, identifed by the consultate as Ms. Lv Lingzi, is still missing. The consulate said officials they do not know the first names of these students, and are unsure whether these students are in high school or college.

Earlier Monday, Boston University's president reported that a BU student was critically injured. According to a report late Tuesday morning, the student is now in stable condition.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have experienced a dreadful loss and those whose loved ones are terribly injured,” President Robert A. Brown said in a statement.

The South China Morning Post, quoting the official Chinese news agency, said some 86 registered runners in the marathon were from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Anyone with information regarding the missing Chinese student is asked call the consulate 24-hour hotline at (212) 244-9392, ext 1000.

The Chinese students were among several college students from around the region injured in the Boston Marathon explosions, administrators said Tuesday.

Three Tufts University students, seven Emerson College students, three Northeastern University students, two Boston College students, one Berklee College of Music student and one Boston University student were among those injured, according to the schools.

Boston College identifed the two injured students as M.B.A. student Liza Cherney and joint J.D./M.B.A. student Brittany Loring. "The two spectators were hospitalized with injuries resulting from the explosions near the Marathon finish line,'' the school said.


Katherine Landergan can be reached at klandergan@globe.com. For campus news updates, follow her on Twitter @klandergan.

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