A five-year-old girl was critically wounded and had surgery but remained in serious condition, her uncle, Sabri al-Daraghmeh, told Jordan's al-Mamlaka TV.
Doctors at Christchurch hospital said they worked through the night in 12 operating theatres to do what they could to save the survivors. He said he and others escaped by breaking through a glass door. "There were elderly people sitting there praying and he just started shooting at them".
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"The hero tried to chase and he couldn't find the trigger in the gun... he ran behind him but there were people waiting for him in the vehicle and he fled".
Writing exclusively for the Daily Express, he said: "This is proof that terror has no religion".
"There are no words strong enough to condemn this kind of vile hatred". As is the entire nation, we are all unified in grieving together ...
Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern said "This is one of New Zealand's darkest days". 48 people were injured in the terrorist attack that was carried out during Friday prayers at Al Noor Masjid and a smaller mosque in Linwood.More news: Raonic Beats Kecmanovic To Reach Indian Wells Semi-final
Scrawled in English and several Eastern European languages were the names of numerous historical military figures - many of them Europeans involved in fighting the Ottoman forces in the 15th and 16th centuries. "Take some ownership. Enough is enough".
Meanwhile, Cuomo ordered One World Trade Center's spire, the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge and the Kosciuszko Bridge be lit in blue and red tonight to show solidarity with the people of New Zealand and the Muslim community.
"Both Martin and Lockie felt personally uncomfortable making the trip to Dunedin given the events in Christchurch, and also, the feelings and concerns of their partners and families", said Auckland Cricket High Performance Manager Simon Insley. In fact, for many, New Zealand was a choice, a place they actively came to and committed themselves to, the place they were raising their families, where they were part of communities they loved and who loved them.
"I want to send a message to those directly affected. At this tragic time, my thoughts and prayers are with all New Zealanders".More news: James Bond to drive electric Aston Martin in new film - media reports
Christchurch A one-time gym trainer from rural Australia who became steeped in neo-fascist ideology during travels in Europe, Brenton Tarrant described himself as an "ordinary white man" - until he became anything but ordinary.
The online video footage, which appeared to have been captured on a camera strapped to the gunman's head, showed red petrol canisters in the back of his auto, along with weapons. He did not enter a plea, but made a hand gesture associated with white supremacists.
One man who said he was at the Al Noor mosque told media the gunman was white, blond and wearing a helmet and a bulletproof vest.More news: UK PM Could's Brexit deal has reached the top of the street