Boston University said Tuesday that one of its graduate students was among the three people killed in the Boston marathon bomb attacks.
On its website, it said the victim -- whose name was not disclosed "pending permission to do so from the family" -- was among a trio of students who had gone to watch the race at the finish line.
A second student, identified only as female, was in stable condition after undergoing surgery on Monday and again Tuesday, the university said. The third student escaped harm.
China's official Xinhua news agency, citing officials at the Chinese consulate in New York, said a Chinese national was the third Boston fatality, but it made no connection between the victim and the university.
The other fatalities included eight-year-old Martin Richard from the Boston suburb of Dorchester and 29-year-old restaurant worker Krystle Campbell from Medford, Massachusetts, north of the city.
"Everybody that knew her loved her," Campbell's mother Patty Campbell, overcome with emotion, told reporters outside her home. "We can't believe this is happening. This doesn't make any sense."