17 March 2019
New Zealand: Five persons from India were among the 50 people killed in Friday's terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch, while the whereabouts of some others is still not known.
India in New Zealand tweeted, "With a very heavy heart we share the news of loss of precious lives of our 5 nationals in ghastly terror attack in Christchurch: Mr. Maheboob Khokhar, Mr. Ramiz Vora, Mr. Asif Vora, Ms Ansi Alibava and Mr. Ozair Kadir."
"Our helpline numbers (021803899 & 021850033) will remain available round the clock to assist families as we together cope with our shared grief," the handle further stated.
Meanwhile, the number of the injured people from the terror attacks stood at 50, and 36 of them were still being treated in Christchurch Hospital, with two remaining in intensive care unit and one child at a children's hospital, Xinhua reported citing the police.
For the time being, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant was charged with murder. The terror suspect appeared briefly in the Christchurch District Court on Saturday.
The charging document showed the maximum penalty will be life imprisonment. He will be in custody until April 5, according to the High Court in Christchurch.