9 Indian-origin people missing after New Zealand shootings
At least 9 people of Indian nationality or Indian origin have been listed as missing after Friday`s Christchurch shootings at two New Zealand mosques, Indian envoy to New Zealand Sanjiv Kohli tweeted. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has condemned the shooting, described as the country`s worst ever mass shooting, as a terrorist attack.A gunman stormed into two mosques and opened fire killing 49 people and leaving 20 others injured during Friday prayers in the country`s worst mass shooting every. The attacker live-streamed footage of him going room-to-room, victim to victim, shooting the wounded from close range as they struggled to crawl away. Identified as an Australian extremist, the gunman had also published a “manifesto”, in which he referred to immigrants as “invaders”. New Zealand was placed on high security alert immediately and four people have been taken into custody, with one of them being charged with murder.As reports of some people of Indian nationality and origin emerged, New Delhi said the Indian mission was in touch with local authorities to find out more details.