It is now confirmed that lives of two Fijians has been lost in yesterday’s terror attack in two Mosques in Christchurch New Zealand.
It is believed that the victims of yesterday’s deadly shooting are Mr Hafiz Musa Patel a Pesh Imam of Lautoka mosque and Fijian citizen Ashraf Ali who moved to New Zealand in 2012.
Among the 49 victim dead, Ali was one of them.
“We went to school together,” his friend Abdul Qayyum told Daily Mail Australia.
They were meant to go to a gathering in their home country in a few weeks.
Qayyum said he will always remember his quiet friend’s laugh.
“There was a game we used to play called Last Card.
“Every time I saw him I called him last card and when he saw me he called me last card.”
Earlier speaking to FBC News, Mr Patel’s family had confirmed that Mr Patel was shot during the attack however, his condition at that time wasn’t known.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called Friday’s attack “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”
It has been also confirmed by the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern that 49 people are now dead while many are being treated in the hospital.