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Indian mission in New Zealand offers support after mosque shootings

Press Trust of India  |  Wellington 

India's on Friday said that any Indian national affected by the attacks on two mosques can contact the mission for assistance.

At least 49 worshippers were killed in attacks on the Al Noor in central and the Linwood in the city's outer suburb, in what appeared to be the worst attack on Muslims in a western country.

Expressing shock over the incident, the mission tweeted two contact numbers and for providing assistance.

"We are shocked to hear about the shooting in Any Indians needing assistance should contact us at or 021850033," the account of the Indian said.

"Our prayers go out to everyone who is affected. Help us spread the word. Stay safe!!" it said.

There was no immediate reports of any Indian affected in the incident.

Approximately 200,000 Indian and Indian-origin people live in There are over 30,000 Indian students in the country, according to the Indian High Commission's data on its website.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 16:25 IST