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Chinese marathon bomb victim remembered as bright

April 17, 2013 • National News


Two theology students embrace following a vigil for Boston University student Lingzi Lu, who was killed in the Boston Marathon explosions, outside the school’s Marsh Chapel, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Boston. The city continues to cope following Monday’s explosions near the finish line of the marathon, which claimed three lives. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

BOSTON (AP) — Less than 24 hours before she died, Lu Lingzi sent an exuberant email to a professor after learning she had passed part of a major final exam.

“I am so happy to get this result!” she wrote. “Thank you very much.”

Lu was killed Monday in the Boston Marathon explosions, according to a statement from Boston University. She was a graduate student studying mathematics and statistics and scheduled to receive her graduate degree in 2015.

Lu was at the finish line of the race with two friends from BU. One, Danling Zhou, had surgeries Monday and Tuesday and is in stable condition at Boston Medical Center, the university’s statement said. The other was unharmed.

On Monday morning, Lu put the finishing touches on a group research project she was planning to Login to read more

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