New Zealand authorities are racing to identify the 50 people killed at Friday’s mosques shooting so their families can bury them in accordance with Muslim tradition.
Many of those injured in the attack are still receiving treatment in Christchurch Hospital, including 12 in intensive care.
Chief Coroner, Deborah Marshall said her office is working as quickly as possible to make sure it returns the right body to the right family.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that authorities had started returning identified bodies to families, and all bodies will be returned by Wednesday.
Names of the victims have not been made public but a preliminary list has been shared with relatives.