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Confusion Surrounds Identity Of Third Boston Victim

A Chinese graduate student at Boston University was misidentified as the deceased. But according to Chinese media outlets, Zhao Danling has woken up from a coma and is conscious and communicating with visitors as she recovers at Boston Medical Center.

Posted on April 16, 2013, at 8:02 p.m. ET

Citing a Chinese consulate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday night that one Chinese national was killed and one was injured in the blast.

Two hours earlier, Boston University released a statement saying that the third victim of the Boston Marathon bombings was a graduate student at their institution.

A #BU graduate student was killed in yesterday's blasts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the student's loved ones.

A #BU graduate student was killed in yesterday's blasts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the student's loved ones. Boston University

Soon after the university released the statement, the Huffington Post published a story identifying the victim as a Chinese BU graduate student, Zhou Danling.

The story has been deleted. / Via

Huffington Post sourced two articles for the story, the first from Xinhua News Agency and the second from the South China Morning Post.

The story has been deleted. / Via

The Xinhua story reported that one female Chinese exchange student had been injured in the explosions.

BuzzFeed / Kevin Tang / Via

The South China Morning Post story identifies the woman (citing Xinhua as the source for her name) but reports that she is in a coma, not dead.


The Huffington Post deleted the article and posted a correction on another story.

The most recent update from the Chinese Xinhua News Agency (published 2 hours ago) indicates that Zhou Danling is conscious after surgery and writing messages on a pad of paper.

BuzzFeed / Kevin Tang / Via

Correction: An earlier version of this article contained the name and a photo of Zhou Danling's classmate, who is still missing. As their status is still unknown, the name and photo have been removed.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.