First victim burial to take place today
March 20, 2019 9:48 am
People gather at the burial ground where funerals for victims are set to take place [Source: AFP]
The first burial of a victim following Friday’s tragic mosque shooting will take place this morning at 11am.
The burial will be held at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Linwood.
Six bodies were returned to the families of the victims last night, while another six are ready to be released.
New Zealand Police made the announcement to family members gathered near Christchurch Hospital just after 6pm yesterday.
A police spokesperson told Stuff that all autopsies had now been completed on all 50 victims slain in the Christchurch mosque massacre.