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Death toll rises to 50 in NZ mosque shootings

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Death toll rises to 50 in NZ mosque shootings

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says the death toll in the attack on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch rose to 50 after investigators found another victim as they removed bodies from the crime scenes.

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Death toll rises to 50 in NZ mosque shootings

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The death toll in the attack on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch rose to 50 after investigators found another victim as they removed bodies from the crime scenes, the country's police commissioner said on Sunday (March 17).

The bodies of the victims in the attack by a suspected white supremacist in Friday's (March 15) attacks had not yet been released to families because investigations were ongoing, but police were working as quickly as they could to do that, Police Commissioner Mike Bush said at a media conference in Wellington.

The body of the 50th victim was found at the Al Noor mosque, where more than 40 people died on Friday after a gunman entered and shot randomly at people with a semi-automatic rifle with high-capacity magazines, before travelling to a second mosque.

Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday (March 16).

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