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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A U of L graduate student from Kenya is trying to fly home after his parents were killed in a terrorist attack last weekend.
The university officials say the school gave Komi Kossi $500 out of a special emergency fund, but the flight to Kenya will cost more than $4,000. Others have sent checks and cash, and officials say they hope Kossi can travel as early as Saturday morning.
Komi Kossi released a statement saying, "I
would like to thank the faculty and staff at the University of
Louisville as well as the Louisville community for their generosity and
support. This is a sad time
for myself and my family. Knowing we have so many friends who are
willing to help us diminishes our sorrow. I thank you all."
Kossi's parents were among at least 67 killed last weekend when terrorists launched an attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Kossi, who has been at U of L since 2011, is expected to return to his studies in the spring.