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Death toll in Christchurch terror attacks rises to 51

Christchurch terror attacks in New Zealand. / Ph. DR
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The death toll in the Christchurch terror attacks, which took place on March 15 in New Zealand, has risen, reaching 51 on Thursday after a man surrendered to his wounds, New York Times reported.

The man in question is a Turkish national who had been put in intensive care in a Christchurch hospital since the attack, the same source added, quoting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

«Unfortunately, we have lost our citizen Zekeriya Tuyan, who was injured seriously in the treacherous terrorist attack in New Zealand», Turkey’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter.

The deceased is one of the three Turkish nationals who were shot in the terrorist attacks. According to the New Zealand Prime Minister «nine people remain in hospitals in stable condition».

For the record, 50 people were killed after an Australian terrorist opened fire on Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch.

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