Yahoo – Singapore – At least 49 people died in shootings at two mosques during Friday prayers in what appeared to be the worst attack against Muslims in a Western country

Bangladesh’s Test cricketers were just a few minutes from being caught up in Friday’s massacre in New Zealand when they arrived at a Christchurch mosque as shooting began, a team spokesman said.

Summary

  • At least 49 people died in shootings at two mosques during Friday prayers in what appeared to be the worst attack against Muslims in a Western countryBangladesh’s Test cricketers were just a few minutes from being caught up in Friday’s massacre in New Zealand when they arrived at a Christchurch mosque as shooting began, a team spokesman said.
  • In a chilling account, Khaled Mashud described how most of the Bangladeshi team drove up to the Masjid al Noor in a bus just as the attack got underway.
  • Mashud said about 17 Bangladeshi players and team staff on the bus watched as blood-soaked victims staggered from the building.
  • Record-breaking ex-All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter, a long-time player for Christchurch’s Crusaders team, tweeted: “Sending love to everyone in Christchurch right now.”
  • The All Blacks, New Zealand’s all-conquering rugby team and the reigning world champions, tweeted: “Christchurch, we stand with you during this time.


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