Demise Toll in New Zealand Mosque Assaults Rises to 51


WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The demise toll from the terrorist assault on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March rose to 51 on Thursday, when a person wounded in the course of the taking pictures died in a hospital.

The person, a Turkish nationwide, had been in intensive care in Christchurch Hospital for the reason that taking pictures on March 15, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand stated in a press release.

His identify was not launched by Ms. Ardern or the police. Turkey’s international minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, recognized him on Twitter, writing, “Sadly now we have misplaced our citizen Zekeriya Tuyan, who was injured critically within the treacherous terrorist assault in New Zealand.”

The person, the final individual nonetheless in intensive care following the assault seven weeks in the past, was one in every of three Turkish residents who have been shot. 9 individuals stay in hospitals in steady situation, Ms. Ardern stated.

Dozens extra have been injured within the assaults.

An Australian man accused of finishing up the bloodbath on the Al Noor and Linwood mosques — an assault partially broadcast stay on Fb — faces 50 counts of homicide and 39 fees of tried homicide. The suspect, Brenton H. Tarrant, who has not entered a plea to the fees, is scheduled to seem in courtroom in June.

The police didn’t instantly replace the fees after the person’s demise on Thursday.

All these current in the course of the mosque assaults, together with these with out bodily accidents, and the instant households of the victims and survivors have been supplied everlasting residence in New Zealand.

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