New Zealand mosque massacre: All 50 victims identified, say police

AFP Christchurch, New Zealand Mar 21, 2019, 09.59 AM(IST)

Flowers are seen outside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 16, 2019. Photograph:( Reuters )

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'I can say that as of a few minutes ago the identification process and to all 50 victims has been completed and all of the next of kin have been advised,' Police Commissioner Mike Bush said.

New Zealand police on Thursday said that all 50 victims of last week's terror attack in Christchurch had now been identified, allowing burials to take place.

"I can say that as of a few minutes ago the identification process and to all 50 victims has been completed and all of the next of kin have been advised," Police Commissioner Mike Bush said.

"That is a landmark for this process," he added.