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9 Indians missing after Christchurch shootings

IANS  |  Wellington 

At least 9 people of Indian nationality or Indian origin are missing after Friday's shootings at two mosques in New Zealand's left 49 people dead, said.

"As per updates received from multiple sources, there are 9 missing persons of indian nationality/origin. Official confirmation still awaited. Huge crime against humanity. Our prayers with their families," tweeted.

"My deep gratitude to members of the community in who are working through the night to get updates for us on the victims of today's dastardly attack. Cant be a better example than this of dedication and solidarity."

Gunmen said to be whites opened indiscriminate fire at two mosques -- Al Noor and Linwood Avenue -- in during prayers in what said was a terror attack.

One gunman livestreamed shooting at the Al Noor in a 17-minute video and wrote a manifesto declaring his intentions, saying "it is a terrorist attack".

The said any Indian caught up in the massacre and needing assistance could contact it.

"We are shocked to hear about the shooting in Christchurch. Any Indians needing assistance should contact us at or 021850033," the mission tweeted.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 19:22 IST
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