Police have given reports that 49 people
have been killed and dozens injured in shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch when a gunman opened fire on worshippers.
The shooting happened on Friday afternoon during Friday prayers. The mosques, a few kilometres apart, are close to Christchurch city centre.
Eyewitnesses said a white man dressed in a military-style, camouflage outfit and carrying an automatic rifle started shooting people at random in the Al Noor mosque. .
It is regarded as the country's worst ever mass shooting and has been condemned internationally.
Reports states that Several people, including Children are being treated at Christchurch hospital.