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Death toll rises to 50 in NZ mosque attacks

IANS  |  Wellington 

The death toll from the attack on two mosques in New Zealand's has risen to 50 as one more victim was found at one of the shooting scenes, the police said on Sunday.

Investigators found the victim while removing bodies from the Al Noor where more than 40 people were killed as a gunman stormed the and went on a shooting rampage on Friday, told a press conference.

Meanwhile, the number of the injured people from the attacks stood at 50, and 36 of them were still being treated in Hospital, with two remaining in intensive care unit and one child at a children's hospital, reported citing the police.

For the time being, 28-year-old Australian was charged with murder. The suspect appeared briefly in the District Court on Saturday.

The charging document showed the maximum penalty will be life imprisonment. He will be in custody until April 5, according to the in Christchurch.



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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 06:14 IST