Horror as 'darkest day' in New Zealand sees multiple deaths after mosque attacks

15 March 2019 - 07:56 By Jessica Levitt
An image grab from TV New Zealand which shows a victim being rushed to hospital following a attack on two mosques in New Zealand.
An image grab from TV New Zealand which shows a victim being rushed to hospital following a attack on two mosques in New Zealand.
Image: TV New Zealand/AFP

Scenes of shock and horror are being played around the world as more details of Friday's attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which resulted in multiple deaths, are revealed.

New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, called the incident one of the country's "darkest days".

While police have not yet confirmed the  death toll, they said there were "multiple and significant" deaths.

There was a lockdown across Wellington and Christchurch, with children being kept in schools and shops being closed.

Police in New Zealand, who are unarmed, have called it an unprecedented attack.

Four people have been taken into custody.

On social media, people expressed shock.

Multiple fatalities were inflicted at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch when at least one gunman opened fire on worshippers.

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