U of L Student's Parents Killed in Mall Attack

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The University of Louisville says members of the community are reaching out to help a student whose parents were among at least 67 killed in a mall in Kenya.

Komi Kossi said in a statement released through the Justice Administration Department, where he is a graduate student, that it's a sad time for him and his family but that support from people willing to help is a relief.

The university said the flight will cost more than $4,000. U of L gave $500 out of a special emergency fund, and others have sent checks and cash. U of L officials hope Kossi will be able to travel to Kenya as early as Saturday morning.

Kossi, who has been at U of L since 2011, is expected to return to his studies in the spring.

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