Christchurch terror attack: Tributes laid across the country

Tributes are being laid at mosques around New Zealand after a deadly terror attack in Christchurch.

Forty-nine people were killed in the shooting, which targeted mosques on Deans Ave and Linwood Ave, on Friday afternoon.

Flowers are being laid across the country in tribute for the victims, and signs saying the country stands with the Muslim community.

"New Zealand stands with you. We will never give in to hate," one sign, attached to the fence of the Ponsonby Masjid in Auckland.

Flowers on the ground in Ponsonby.
The tributes in Ponsonby. Photo credit: Newshub.

Flowers are also littered across the ground. Members of the public have laid flowers along the fence of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens too, which has been marked as an official spot by the city council.

One of the bunches has a note reading: "You are loved. You are welcome. You are Kiwi."

Images from both areas show scores of flowers littering the ground while members of the public put more down.

Forty-two people are being treated in hospital as a result of the shooting. Two of them are in critical condition, one of the critical a child who has been transferred to Starship. 

Newshub.

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