6 Dec 2023

Christchurch terror attack widow describes agonising wait to know if husband was alive

From Morning Report, 7:42 am on 6 December 2023

The widow of a Christchurch terror attack victim has described the agonising, almost 24-hour wait she went through to know if her husband was alive.

Saira Patel was forced to leave the side of her bleeding husband, Musa, who had been shot while they were praying at the Linwood mosque.

She says that day she repeatedly asked for information about him but was refused entry into Christchurch Hospital.

Niva Chittock was in court to hear her speak to the inquest into the deaths of the 51 people who died in the attacks.