Father forced to choose which child to save from Sri Lanka terror attack

The father had to make the heart-wrenching decision following the devastating terror incident in Sri Lanka over the weekend

A dad who tragically lost two teenage daughters in the devastating Sri Lanka attacks was forced to make a choice no parent should be tasked with making.

The father had to make the heart-wrenching decision following the devastating terror incident in Sri Lanka over the weekend.

He was forced to decide over which injured child to save - after Amelie Linsey, 15, and her older brother Daniel Linsey, 19, were both wounded.

Tragically, they both died following the bombing at the Shangri-La Hotel, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Matthew Linsey, the pair's father,carried his son downstairs from the Table One restaurant and left Amelie behind believing she had suffered less serious injuries.

 

The 60-year-old tried to revive Daniel before taking him to a hospital, where he died.

Amelie later died of her injuries as well.

Mr Linsey, from London, told  The Times : "My son looked worse than my daughter.

"I tried to revive him.

"A lady said she'd take my daughter. I carried my son downstairs to an ambulance, we took him to the hospital. I yelled, 'Please help my son, please help, please help'.

"I thought my daughter was better off. I couldn't find her because I was with my son. They sadly passed away."

Eight Britons were among at least 321 people killed in the explosions, while more than 500 people were wounded.

Police have arrested 40 suspects as of Tuesday morning.

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