Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | 04:17 WIB

Two Indonesians are Victims of New Zealand Mosque Mass Shooting

Indonesia Foreign Affairs MInistry Spokesperson Arrmanatha Nasir (icmi)

JAKARTA, NNC - In the act of mass shooting terrorism that took place at a mosque in Christchurch City, New Zealand, on Friday (3/15/2019), at 1:40 p.m. (local time), two Indonesian Citizens became victims in the action.

Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir said in the shooting at a mosque in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand there were two Indonesian citizens who were victims.

"We have just received information that there were two Indonesian citizens who were shot during the shooting at a mosque in Christchurch City, New Zealand," Arrmanatha Nasir said in Jakarta on Friday (3/15/2019).

Arrmanatha stated based on information gathered by the Indonesian Embassy in Wellington from Indonesian citizens in Christchurch, that two Indonesian citizens who were shot during the incident were a father and child. Both of them are still getting treatment at Christchurch Public Hospital.

"His father is currently being treated in the ICU and his child is also being treated in the same hospital but in the usual treatment room," he said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs representing the Indonesian government expressed concern over the disaster that struck the two Indonesian citizens.

"We are very concerned about the current situation, which is experienced by the victims and their families. We pray that the father and son will recover soon," said Arrmanatha.

However, so far the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not received detailed information about Indonesian citizens who were victims of the shooting in New Zealand.

"For the detailed information we received is not complete. But based on the information we received, the father and son (Indonesian citizen) and his family have not lived in Christchurch," he explained.

Regarding the situation after the shooting in Christchurch, the Indonesian Government appealed to Indonesian citizens in New Zealand to increase their vigilance and remain cautious.

Based on the records of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there were 331 Indonesian citizens in the city of Christchurch, including 134 students. The distance from Wellington to Christchurch reaches 440 kilometers.

For families and relatives of Indonesian citizens who need further information and consular assistance, please contact the KBRI Wellington hotline at +64211950980 and +64 22 3812 065.

The shooting at the mosque in Christchurch in New Zealand came as a number of Muslims were carrying out Friday prayers.

The New Zealand Police have called on everyone to reduce outside activities and try to remain indoors.