Christchurch death toll rises to 50, Syrian boy included

Preparations were underway at Christchurch's Memorial Park Cemetery on Sunday (March 17) as authorities prepared to return the bodies of victims of a mosque attacks to their families.

Orient News correspondent in Amman said the Syrian boy's name is Khalid al-Haj Mustafa, he was among the killed in the terrorist attack on the two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch.   

Excavators were seen preparing the ground as the death toll rose to 50, including a Syrian boy, after police found another victim at one of the mosques

As preparations continued, some were still waiting for news of their friend who has been missing since Friday (March 15) when a gunman opened fire on people inside the Al Noor mosque. Friday's attack, which Ardern labeled as terrorism, was the worst ever peacetime mass killing in New Zealand and the country had raised its security threat level to the highest.

Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday. Tarrant was remanded without a plea and is due back in court on April 5 where police said he was likely to face more charges.

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