15 Mar 2019

Death toll rises to 49 in Christchurch

From Checkpoint, 9:05 pm on 15 March 2019

The death toll after the Christchurch shootings is now 49. Police Commissioner Mike Bush has described the terror attacks as an "unprecedented and abhorrent event." He says 41 people were killed at the Deans Ave Mosque, near Hagley Park and 9 died at the Linwood Islamic Centre. Another person has died in hospital. Mr Bush says one person has been charged in relation to the attacks and will appear in court tomorrow morning.