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There were bodies all over, witnesses recall

Tarrant live-streamed part of his attack on the Al Noor mosque, creating a sickening 17-minute video that has been widely distributed on social media. One person died at hospital.

The nationalities of the victims included Indian, Pakistani, Malaysian, Indonesian, Egyptian, Bangladeshi, Saudi, Somalian and Turkish, authorities said.

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"You can not imagine how I feel", he said. "He is a man of lots of knowledge, and I've been his student for a long time".

"I was running and there was a guy [who] said there was a shooting in the mosque so I was running, while I was running there was a lady being shot", he said.

"Not at all, this is New Zealand man, multicultural you know". His father, an engineer, founded a mosque and had nine grandchildren.

A short distance from the court, 39 people were being treated in hospital for gunshot wounds and other injuries inflicted in the massacre.

She pronounced it "one of New Zealand's darkest days".

Nasif Sarowar, a postdoctoral researcher specializing in salmon farming at Dalhousie University, told the Truro Daily News in Nova Scotia that he had once worked alongside Samad.

The New Zealand national flag is flown at half-staff on a Parliament building in Wellington on Friday, after the shootings in Christchurch.

According to the same source, the estimated the estimated rate of private gun ownership (both licit and illicit) per 100 people in the country is 33.26, a figure that is higher than Australia, but far lower than the U.S.

"The gate of the mosque is small and not many people can come out through it at a time". He said he and others escaped by breaking through a glass door. Her family came from Somalia. Abdulrahman Hashi, a Muslim preacher in Minneapolis, told the Washington Post that the boy was his nephew.

A still image taken from video circulated on social media apparently taken by a gunman and posted online live as the attack unfolded shows him entering a mosque in Christchurch New Zealand Mar 15 2019. Social Media Website  Handout via REUTERS TV
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Ms Ardern said the offender was in custody, adding: "So I can give that assurance, he has been apprehended". None of the other children was hurt.

"It brings actually a feeling of fear that we hope we can actually overcome and try to avoid by spreading more awareness, by educating our community and the larger community that these things shouldn't be an obstacle in front of us to enjoy the freedom of religion", said Wahb. "He was the youngest in the family".

Two Jordanians were among those killed, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the state-run Petra news service.

New Zealand's Police Commissioner Mike Bush said a number of IEDs that were attached to vehicles were found and made safe by their defence force.

Several of those who were killed or wounded in the shooting rampage at two New Zealand mosques on Friday were from the Middle East or South Asia, according to initial reports from several governments. "He enjoyed freedom there and never complained about anything", Muath told The Associated Press.

Passerby Jill Keats tended to one of the injured victims outside the Al Noor mosque.

At first, she thought she was hearing firecrackers.

"Then people started running out". "One fell just to the left of my auto".

The second man passed away, she told the BBC. "I am scared for my friends' lives".

Malaysia said two of its citizens were hospitalized.

That Act created a regulation so that anyone over the age of 16, who is a "fit and proper person" and the law defines as "a person of good character who will abide by the Laws of New Zealand", can be legally granted a gun license; which is require in order to buy or own a gun.

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