The funerals of the victims of the Christchurch attack that took place last week started in New Zealand. 50 people were killed in the attack.
The first bodies to be buried in a cemetery not far from one of the mosques are a father and son, who arrived form Syria just a few months ago.
According to Islamic law, the dead must be buried as soon as possible, generally in 24 hours after death.
However the funerals have been delayed because the identification process of the victims is very slow, but also because of the medical examiner’s investigation.
The police informed the public that the autopsies of all 50 victims were completed but only 12 victims were officially identified and six of them were released to their families.