Three Bangladeshis killed in Christchurch mosques attacks
Dhaka, Mar 15 (IBNS): At least three Bangladeshi people lost their lives in the Christchurch mosques attacks incident on Friday.
Seven other Bangladeshis were in hospital with gunshot wounds, Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan, Bangladesh’s honorary consul in Auckland, was quoted as saying by bdnews24 news portal citing local residents.
The Bangladeshis who died in the attacks have been identified as Dr Abdus Samad, a professor of Lincoln University in New Zealand, his wife and another woman, Hosne Ara Farid, reported the news portal.
“They went to that mosque to attend Friday prayers. The families began to call them by phone as they didn’t return home. Later, the families were informed that they have been hospitalised after being shot,” Bhuiyan told the Bangladeshi news portal.
At least 49 people have died in New Zealand's worst terror attack in which gunmen stormed two city mosques on Friday and opened fire, police commissioner Mark Bush said.
Briefing the media in Wellington, police chief Bush said: "At the Deans Avenue mosque, we now know that 41 people have lost their lives. And at Linwood Avenue, seven have lost their lives."
More than 40 have been injured and one of them has succumbed to injuries. Consequently, the death toll in this attack stands at 49.