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Families of Christchurch massacre to fly out today for funeral

March 19, 2019 11:25 am

The family members of two of the three Fijian nationals killed in the Christchurch massacre are flying out to New Zealand today.

61-year-old Ashraf Ali’s family received their visa late yesterday evening.

Late Ali’s younger brother Shabeer Ali, sister and niece will be attending the funeral expected to be held this week.

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Ali had been residing in New Zealand for 17-years now.

They are flying out from Nausori to Nadi at 10am with their flight to NZ scheduled for 1pm.

Meanwhile, Tamina Bibi – the sister of the second victim also received her visa and is flying out today.

Ashraf Razak Ali commonly known as Babu had gone to New Zealand a week prior to the shooting.

Friday’s terror attack saw the deaths of 58-year-old Ashraf Razak Ali, 59-year-old Imam Haji Hafiz Musa Patel, and 61-year-old Ashraf Ali.

Meanwhile, Patel’s family is already in New Zealand.

 

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