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Keralite woman among 49 killed in NZ mosque shootings

Press Trust of India  |  Kodungallur (Kerala) 

A Keralite woman was among the 49 people killed in the Christchurch terror attacks and this was confirmed by in a post Saturday.

"Death of (27) has been confirmed and her family has been intimated," a top told

Vijayan, in his post, termed as shocking, the that a Kodungallur native was among those who were killed in the terror attack in

"We have been trying to contact the embassy through (NORKA-ROOTS) to gather more information. We share the grief of the family," said.

According to reports, the woman was pursuing her MTech at a university there.

Her husband hails from Kochi.

Television channels also aired a visual of a man purportedly saying he was from Moovattupuzha in the State and that he had a narrow escape.

"I had come to the mosque along with a friend. I had a phone call and suddenly heard gun shots and saw a man shooting people and entering the mosque," the man is heard saying in the footage.

He also said he and his friend had a "narrow and lucky escape."

Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 49 people in

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 22:35 IST