Death toll rises in New Zealand shootings

 

The death toll has risen to 50 in the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The lastest victim was found at one of the mosques on Saturday.

Authorities say they are working as quickly as they can to release the bodies of the victims to the families so they can be buried as soon as possible in accordance with Islamic law.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says some bodies will start being released to families Sunday evening, and authorities hope to release all the bodies by Wednesday.