49 people have died after being shot at two mosques in New Zealand. The terror attack in Christchurch is being described as “well planned” by police.
A number of guns were found at the scene and a man in his late 20s has been charged with murder. It’s the deadliest attack in the country’s history and the prime minister says it’s one of New Zealand’s “darkest days”.
New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern spoke at a news conference about the situation:
The events have brought back memories of the devastating earthquakes which hit Christchurch in 2011, killing 185 people.
Trisha Radford, who’s Secretary of the Christchurch Irish Society, has family links to Crossmaglen in south Armagh. She says the city is shocked:
Footage of the attack has emerged online. Detectives say they want it taken down – describing it as disturbing.
Farid Ahmed was trying to find his wife – who was in the ladies toilets when the attack happened: