Fate of M'sian in NZ mosque shooting still unknown, wife anxiously awaits news

  • Nation
  • Friday, 15 Mar 2019

PETALING JAYA: The status of a Malaysian, who was at the Masjid Al Noor on Deans Avenue in Christchurch, New Zealand for Friday prayers at the time of the mass shooting is still unknown.

No one has been able to reach Rahimi Ahmad, 39, the nzherald.co.nz reported.

His wife Azila, who has been anxiously waiting for him, said no one knew what had happened to Rahimi.

"I just want to know he's safe, and I'm praying and hoping that he will call.

"Rahimi has his mobile phone with him, so I'm sure he will be able to get in touch soon. But right now, I don't know what's happened to him," she said, adding that Rahimi went to the mosque at around 1pm with his son.

She said she received a call from her friend saying her son was safe.

However, Rahimi is believed to have been inside the mosque at the time of the shooting.

"My son was playing outside, so when the shooting happened, a friend just grabbed him and took him to a Kiwi's house next to the mosque," Azila said.

Earlier, Bernama reported that a Malaysian was injured in the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques in Christchurch on Friday, according to a statement from the Malaysian High Commission in Wellington.

The mission, when contacted by Bernama, confirmed that the injured person was undergoing treatment.

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