Turk hurt in Christchurch attacks dies, New Zealand death toll at 51

The man's death brings the death toll from the attacks to 51

VINCENT YU APThe man's death brings the death toll from the attacks to 51

The 46-year-old man was shot in the chest at the Al Noor Mosque during the Christchurch terror attacks, and died overnight after almost 49 days in intensive care and about 13 surgeries.

Police said the man died late Thursday and his family had requested his name not be publicly released.

New Zealand police have found on Tuesday what they suspect is an explosive device as well as ammunition in a vacant lot in Christchurch, which is still on high alert.

"This sad news will be felt across Turkey, as well as New Zealand", Ardern said.

Last night's death raises the death toll from the double mosque shooting to 51.

He was the last person still in intensive care following the attack.

The 46-year-old man had been in a critical condition since March 15.

Mr Tuyan's brother told Anadolu that his injured relative was been taken to surgery on Thursday, but could not be saved.

Australian Brenton Tarrant, a self-avowed white supremacist, is accused of the attacks on 2 mosques where worshipers were gathered for Friday prayers.

"This is only the second victim to die while in hospital - the first was unable to be resuscitated on arrival on March 15".

The Canterbury District Health Board said six patients are at Burwood Hospital, two at Christchurch Hospital and one five-year-old at Starship children's hospita in Auckland.

According to the New Zealand Prime Minister "nine people remain in hospitals in stable condition".

"As a country we continue to send our hope for their speedy recovery", she said.

"He had surgery today, they couldn't stop the bleeding so we lost him", the brother was reported as saying.

Relations between Turkey and New Zealand have been strained since the March 15 attack after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan showed clips from the gunman's live-streamed footage at his election campaign rallies to denounce hatred against Islam.

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