New Zealand shooting: 9 Indian origin people missing, PM Modi condemns attack

New Zealand shooting: 5 Indians among dead in Christchurch, death toll rises to 50

Nine people of Indian nationality or Indian origin are reportedly missing after the tragic mosque shooting in Christchurch which claimed 49 lives, Indian envoy in New Zealand said.

Whereas Asaduddin Owaisi, the leader of AIMIM (All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen Party) said that two Indians have died in the attacks, a third is fighting for his life.

Expressing deep shock and condemning the attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wrote to his New Zealand counterpart.

In his letter, The PM offered prayers for those injured. “Prime Minister has expressed his deep shock and sadness at the loss of scores of innocent lives in the heinous terrorist attack at the places of worship in Christchurch,” the External Affairs Ministry said in an official release.

“Hatred and violence have no place in diverse and democratic societies, ” PM said.

“We are shocked to hear about the shooting in #Christchurch Any Indians needing assistance should contact us at 021803899 or 021850033, ” the Indian High Commission in New Zealand tweeted.

On Friday morning, a gunman stormed into two mosques and opened fire killing 49 people and leaving 20 others injured.
 

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