Odisha CM condemns Christchurch shootings
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condemned the deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch city on Friday.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Naveen wrote, “Deeply disturbed & aggrieved at the news of #NewZealandShooting. No words can condemn such a dastardly act. My thoughts and prayers are with those affected and their families.”
According to reports, a gunman shot at least 49 people dead at two mosques at the Al Noor Mosque near Hagley Park and seven at the Linwood Avenue Mosque in Christchurch city today. He filmed the massacre and wrote a manifesto declaring his intentions, saying that “it is a terrorist attack”.
Media reports said the attacker revealed that the act was to avenge the death of Ebba Akerlund, the 11-year old child who was killed in 2017 terror attack in Stockholm.
Leaders and people around the world condemned the incident.