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Christchurch attack: 5 Indian victims identified

Christchurch attack: 5 Indian victims identified

Christchurch, March 17 (IANS) The Indian High Commission in New Zealand on Sunday confirmed that five Indians were killed in the Christchurch terror attack that claimed 50 lives.

"With a very heavy heart we share the news of loss of precious lives of our five nationals -- Maheboob Khokhar, Ramiz Vora, Asif Vora, Ansi Alibava and Ozair Kadir -- in the ghastly terror attack," the Indian Mission tweeted.

"Our helpline numbers (021803899 and 021850033) will remain available round the clock to assist families as we together cope with our shared grief," it said.

 

It also stated a dedicated page to expedite visa for family members of the victims has been set up by the New Zealand immigration office.

Fifty people were killed in shootings at Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Avenue Masjid in the city on Friday after 28-year-old Australian national Brenton Tarrant opened indiscriminate firings.

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