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50th victim of New Zealand mosque attacks confirmed dead

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A total of 36 other people remain in hospital, with two in a critical condition.

New Zealand police said a 50th victim of the mosque attacks in Christchurch has died.

Police commissioner Mike Bush added that 36 victims remain in hospital, with two of them in a critical condition.

Mr Bush also said two people arrested around the time suspect Brenton Harrison Tarrant was apprehended are not believed to have been involved in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday.

Floral tributes
Tributes to the dead at the Botanical Gardens in Christchurch (AP)

Tarrant, 28, was arraigned on Saturday on the first of many expected murder charges.

He is accused of killing 41 people at one mosque and seven more at a second. Two victims died later in hospital.

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