Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   23 April

New Zealand’s PM visits mosque attack victims

YEREVAN, MARCH 16, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern visited the city of Christchurch where on March 15 a terror attack occurred inn two mosques killing 50 people, RIA Novosti reports.

The PM visited hospitals, met with the injured and the families of those killed in the shootings. The families of the victims will receive a compensation.

PM Ardern also met with the police officers.

50 people have been killed in the attacks on the two mosques in New Zealand.

50 others have been hospitalized with various degree injuries.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the shootings as a terrorist attack.

Armed people entered the Al Noor and Linwood Masjid mosques in Christchurch at about 13:45 local time shortly after the day prayer, blocked the entrance doors and opened fire. According to eyewitnesses, about 200 and 300 people were inside the building when the attack occurred. Police told citizens to stay indoors. All schools in the city were closed.

Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday following the mass shootings.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan

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