Perth couple killed in Sri Lanka bombings

Bill Harrop and Dr Sally Bradley (Facebook).
Bill Harrop and Dr Sally Bradley (Facebook).

A PERTH doctor and her hero firefighter husband are among those killed in the Sri Lanka bomb blasts.

Bill Harrop and Dr Sally Bradley were on holiday in Sri Lanka when bombs ripped through three churches, three luxury hotels and a guesthouse on Easter Sunday.

The couple were originally from the UK, but moved to Western Australia in 2012.

Dr Bradley was the clinical service director at the Rockingham Peel Group which is a part of the South Metropolitan Health Service.

Mr Harrop was a highly respected former firefighter who was commended for his heroism during the IRA bombing of Manchester in 1996.

Mr Harrop’s son Gavin was also in Sri Lanka at the time and survived the bomb blasts.

Dr Sally Bradley (Facebook)

In a statement, South Metropolitan Health Service acting chief executive Mark Cawthorne said hospital staff were deeply saddened by the loss.

“Sally was a well-respected and dedicated Director of Clinical Services at Rockingham Peel Group and also held similar roles at Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals during her time in Australia,” he said.

“She will be greatly missed by her colleagues in the South Metropolitan Health Service and all who worked with her.

“Our thoughts are with her family and friends.”

Bill Harrop was a highly respected firefighter.

 

At least 290 people were killed and more than 500 people were injured in the attacks.

The Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka has been working to determine the whereabouts of Australians and monitor the situation.

Australia’s travel advice for Sri Lanka has been upgraded to “reconsider your need to travel” in the aftermath of the attack.

DFAT says Australians concerned for family or friends should try to contact them directly before contacting the consular emergency centre.