New Zealand rushes to identify Christchurch terror attack victims

(CNN)New Zealand authorities are racing to identify the 50 people killed in a massacre at two mosques so that their families can bury them in accordance with Muslim tradition.

In addition to the people killed in the attack Friday, an additional 50 others were wounded in the shootings, authorities said. Of the injured victims, 34 remain in Christchurch Hospital, including 12 in intensive care.
Islamic tradition calls for a person to be buried as soon as possible after death — ideally within 24 hours.

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