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Status of Gujarati visitors to Christchurch unclear

IANS  |  Gandhinagar 

The whereabouts of a few Gujaratis who were visiting New Zealand's Christchurch, where 49 persons were killed in a deadly terror attack on two mosques on Friday, remained unclear on Saturday.

The was awaiting a response from the (MEA), which was expected by late Saturday.

According to unconfirmed sources, about four to five visitors from were feared to be present at the two mosques in when the shootings took place.

Mehboob Khokhar, a retired employee of the Electricity Board (GEB) and a resident of Ahmedabad's Juhapura, had gone to one of the mosques to offer Friday prayers.

"After the attack in the at Al Noor, my and my mother-in-law rushed to the hospitals. But we still don't know whether Khokhar is admitted somewhere or is still missing. We have not received any confirmation from the authorities yet," said Hafiz Patni, the of Khokhar, who's also a resident of Juhapura.

It is also believed that a father-son duo from Anand were also present at one of the two mosques when the attack took place.

"We are constantly in touch with the regarding the situation in and as soon as we receive any information regarding the Gujarati visitors, we will share it," an from the office of Pradeep Singh Jadeja, (MoS) for Home, told IANS.



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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 20:14 IST