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Queen 'deeply saddened' by New Zealand mosque attacks

AFP  |  London 

II, New Zealand's head of state, said she was "deeply saddened" by the attacks on two mosques on Friday which left 49 people dead.

"I have been deeply saddened by the appalling events in Christchurch... At this tragic time, my thoughts and prayers are with all New Zealanders," she said in a message.

"and I send our condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives," she said, paying tribute to emergency workers and volunteers providing support to the injured.

Elizabeth, 92, the world's oldest and longest-serving living monarch, is of 15 other realms besides Britain, including Australia, and

She last visited in 2002 as part of celebrations to mark

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 17:40 IST