CHRISTCHURCH: A Syrian refugee and his son were buried in New Zealand on Wednesday in the first funerals for those killed in the Christchurch twin mosque attacks.
The first burial of Khalid Mustafa and his eldest son, 14-year-old Hamza was held at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Linwood.
The Mustafa family arrived last year as refugees in New Zealand seeking sanctuary from the maelstrom of Syria.
According to Pakistani high commissioner to New Zealand, the bodies of two martyred Pakistanis will be handed over to their families today.
Only six of the 50 victims have been returned to their families so far. Around 21 victims have been formally identified by the coroners, says Police commissioner Mike Bush.
An Australian terrorist had martyred 50 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in the southern city of Christchurch last Friday.