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New Zealand mosque attack: Guj families mourn death of 4 kin

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

A in far away has left three families grieving in as four of their relatives are among those killed in the shootings at two mosques in that shook the world.

At least 50 people were killed in the ghastly terror attack on Friday as worshippers gathered for weekly prayers.

Two of the deceased were natives of Bharuch and Navsari districts in

Besides, a father-son duo killed in the attack hailed from and their family back home is shattered and finding it hard to cope with the loss of two of their members in the gun attack on a in last Friday.

from said their relative (58) went to with his wife on February 14 to see their son (28), who was recently blessed with a baby boy.

Rameez Vora, who was settled in New Zealand, took his parents to offer Friday prayers at the when the incident took place, she said.

"Arif's other son Raheel, who lives in Australia, confirmed that both Arif bhai and Rameez were killed in the attack," said the distraught woman.

The family members approached member from Vadodara, Ranjan Bhatt, who has assured help, she said.

Equally heart-wrenching is the case of deceased (56), an Imam hailing from Luwara village in Bharuch, who had gone to New Zealand only a few weeks back as he was planning to settle there, his relative said.

Patel was living in since the last three decades. His two daughters and three sons are settled in and New Zealand.

"He went to New Zealand three weeks ago after his citizenship there was confirmed," Ghadi said.

"He had gone to the to offer Friday prayers with his wife and a friend when the shooting happened. Bullets hit Patel's back following which he was shifted to a hospital in where he succumbed," he said.

Besides, Juned Kara from Navsari was also among those killed in the attack, of Police Girish Pandya said.

"Kara, a native of Adada village in Navsari, was among those killed in the attack. It was confirmed last night," Pandya said.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 15:20 IST