Christchurch, New Zealand Families of the Christchurch Mosque victims began their relatives five days after 50 people were killed in the most serious mass shootings in New Zealand's history.
At least two victims are killed On Wednesday, we rest at the Memorial Park Cemetery after the corpses were released from the coroner's office the day before.
Among the buried were 15-year-old Syrian refugee Hamza Mustafa and his father Khalid, 44, who had just arrived in New Zealand six months before they were murdered.
Hamza's 13-year-old brother, Zaed, suffered gunshot wounds in the leg. He was seen wheeled around during the ceremony.
Many mourners lined up to hand-fill the graves while the bodies were laid, and people should not use shovels to ensure everyone. Those who wanted to attend could do so.
The burials took place after police had previously named the victims of Friday's attack on the Al Noor and Linwood mosques.
Three-year-old Muccad Ibrahim was one of those killed in the massacre that stigmatized Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's "well-planned terrorist attack."
Mourner described the emotional anxiety that everyone had at the ceremony on Wednesday.
"Everyone is mourning so we can not explain it," said Gulshad Ali, who had come from Auckland to attend the funeral, to Al Jazeera. "I'm devastated, I'm emotionally disturbed [by] when I saw the bodies laid down."
"We are here, this is our home and we stay."
Waleed Wahsh talks with Al Jazeera about the loss of 3 close friends during the attacks of the mosque in New Zealand. pic.twitter.com/8Pnoar6qX6
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Mohamed Aljibaly, an Imam of the Australian Islamic Center, who was present, noted how the Family traveled fleeing the terrible eight-year war in Syria, only to be killed in New Zealand – one of the most peaceful nations in the world.
"These were father and son, he was a Syrian brother and escaped what is happening in Syria every day and the massacres that occur almost daily there, in New Zealand, the place he was thinking of that he was his new home because he was a refugee, "said Aljibaly.
"An Incomplete Life"
Mustafa Ibrahim said he had never attended such a solemn event before. "
"It just feels like we've left an incomplete life," said Ibrahim Al Jazeera, mentioning the murder of Syrian teenager Hamza. [19659004IchbineinVaterichhabeaucheinenSohnEsistsoschwerhierherzukommenundzubetenundzweiMenschenzubegrabenAberwirwerdenestunKommwiederherbisalle[the victims] are buried. "
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she had been devastated by the news of the killings of Mustafas when she was over "cruel" events were informed on Friday.
"I can not tell you how disappointing it is to know that the family came here for safety, and they should have been safe here … that was their home, "Ardern told Al Jazeera during a press conference at the Christchurch Central Police Station.
The New Zealand head of state had previously visited Christchurch's Cashmere High School, where he studied at Hamza Stud had been.
"I have to hear the sadness, [and] I feel the sadness," she said.
Suffering about the Return of Corpses
Police said in a statement that bodies of 27 victims would be identified at noon Wednesday and would be available to their families for funeral. Ardern said at a press conference later Wednesday that the bodies of 30 victims had been released for release.
There was increasing concern that officials charged with identifying the dead were not progressing.
Usually bury the deceased within 24 hours of death. Before their funeral, the bodies are washed and wrapped in a white cloth so that funeral prayers can be performed.
Authorities, however, say they must be 100 percent sure that the wrong trial is not recognized The victim's family, and evidence can be used against the murder suspect in court.
"It would be unforgivable to return the wrong body to a family," police commissioner Mike Bush said in a statement Wednesday.
"I would like to assure you once again that we work tirelessly to do everything in our power to complete the formal identification process as quickly as possible."
Ardern said she now understands the "frustration" of families I'm still waiting to bury her relatives, adding that "lessons had to be learned" from how the authorities had handled the problem so far
Christchurch Hospital said that 29 people injured in the attacks were still being treated medically. Eight remain in critical condition.
A four-year-old girl being treated at Starship Hospital in Auckland is also in critical condition, the statement added.
"W All subsequent theaters are prepared -up acute Surgery, which means that we will continue to postpone planned operations, "said David Meates, Chief Executive of the Canterbury District Health Board. People who b Any attack by the mosque has been violated and remains our priority for the operation. "
The Australian Brenton Tarrant, a white suprematist, is accused of carrying out the massacre with modified semi-automatic weapons. He will appear before a court in Christchurch on April 5.
Bush said Wednesday police officers rammed Tarrant's vehicle and arrested him 21 minutes after the first emergency call. Previously, the police said it took 36 minutes.
Hassan Ghani contributed to this report
"My husband and son … were brave people."
Naeem Rashid and his son were both killed during the mass shootings of the New Zealand mosque. Al Jazeera talked to her family. pic.twitter.com/L0jc4pbG3T
– Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) March 19, 2019