A 14-year-old boy feared useless within the Christchurch terror assault has been described as a good-natured, sort teenager with goals of being a global footballer.
Cashmere Excessive College yr 10 pupil Sayyad Milne was within the Al Noor mosque on Deans Ave for Friday prayers when the capturing began.
His household remains to be ready for official information.
Brydie Henry, Sayyad’s half sister, mentioned their father, John Milne, informed her late Friday evening that Sayyad was final seen “mendacity on the ground of the bloody mosque, bleeding from his decrease physique”.
Sayyad’s mom, Noraini, was additionally within the mosque however managed to flee, Henry mentioned. has two different siblings, 15-year-old twins Shuayb and Cahaya.
“They’re all at residence simply ready. They’re simply ready and they do not know what to do,” Tauranga-based Henry mentioned.
“Their ideas are it isn’t excellent news. They’re very frightened.”
Henry, 42, mentioned Sayyad grew up in Corsair Bay, close to Lyttelton, the place he attended main college.
She described him as an “all-round good man” – a sporty teenager who performed soccer and futsal soccer.
“He is a daily, typical, Kiwi child.”
Henry mentioned she was “devastated” by the assault and that it occurred in New Zealand.
“They had been good individuals, simply residing good lives. It is simply terrible.”
Sayyad’s sister, Cahaya, mentioned her brother had goals of changing into a global footballer. He performed goalie.
He was meant to play in a futsal match in Wellington in two weeks, whic he was “actually wanting ahead to”, she mentioned.
“He was a loving and sort brother and can be drastically missed.”
‘WE HAVE TO BE STRONG’
Aya Al-Umari is clinging to hope that her older brother remains to be alive.
Hussain Al-Umari’s household have not heard from him since a gunman entered the Majid Al-Noor on Deans Ave, Christchurch, shortly after 1.30pm on Friday.
Hussain, 35, was a daily on the mosque.
Aya, 33, and her dad and mom spent hours at Christchurch Hospital in a single day Friday, hoping they might study he was among the many injured.
A mom and father anticipate information on their lacking son in Christchurch following the fear assault on two mosques.
When the names of these being handled there have been learn out about 3am, Saturday, Hussain’s wasn’t one among them.
His household have registered him as lacking.
“We’re simply praying and making an attempt to be affected person,” Aya mentioned early on Saturday afternoon. “I really feel for many who already know the destiny of their family members. We have now to be robust and keep collectively.”
Hussain’s household moved to New Zealand from the United Arab Emirates 22 years in the past.
He had dinner along with his dad and mom on Thursday evening. On Friday, after the capturing, they searched in all places for him with out luck. His automotive was not at his home.
On Friday evening, his dad and mom Janna Ezat, who’s famend as an artist abroad, and Hazim Al-Umari visited the police cordon on the intersection of Deans Ave and Riccarton Rd hoping to seek out out what had occurred to their son.
They had been comforted by the very fact it was a “holy Friday” and if he was useless “he can be protected with God”.
They mentioned Hussain had labored within the journey business and had just lately misplaced his job.
TRAGIC END IN SEARCH FOR FATHER
A son’s seek for his 71-year-old father has resulted in tragedy with information he died after a mass shooting in Christchurch.
On Friday, a man entered a mosque in central Christchurch and opened fire on individuals gathered contained in the constructing. A second shooting happened at a mosque in Linwood.
Haji-Daoud Nabi was shot as he tried to defend one other individual from the gunman on the Deans Ave mosque, his son Omar Nabi mentioned. His father ran the Afghan Affiliation.
Omar Nabi’s father Daoud Nabi, 71, died on the Deans Ave Mosque in Christchurch.
Talking exterior the Excessive Court docket in Christchurch on Saturday, the place a 28-year-old man charged with homicide appeared, Omar Nabi informed Stuff: “I bought informed by my finest buddy’s father to him, that he leaped on someone else to avoid wasting their life.
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“He jumped within the firing line to avoid wasting someone else’s life and he has handed away.”
Omar Nabi, who’s 43 and lives in Burwood along with his dad and mom, mentioned he didn’t know what had occurred to the individual his father had tried to avoid wasting.
Requested how he felt about his father’s sacrifice, Omar Nabi mentioned: “Your time is up however you are serving to another person to reside as a result of they’re youthful – their life has to go on.
“I believe he bumped into that firing order to avoid wasting someone.
“He usually pushes someone out of the way in which if something [happens] like this – ‘get away, go’ – as a result of he is used to Afghanistan.
“Simply serving to individuals is his principal factor. It makes me really feel like he needed different individuals to reside.
“To die within the Masjid, to die within the mosque, if one thing like this occurs the golden gates open for you.”
Omar Nabi mentioned he was “outraged” at what had occurred.
“I truthfully thought someone was carrying a water pistol – that is New Zealand, you already know – or a exhibiting of a pellet gun or one thing.
“We really feel protected right here as a result of it is multicultural, we’re accepted regardless of who we’re.
“There are lots of different individuals on this life who simply need to reside for who they’re.”
He final noticed his father at breakfast on Friday morning. Omar Nabi was as a consequence of attend the prayers on Friday however was unable to go.
Following the capturing he tried calling his father a number of occasions however couldn’t pay money for him.
On Saturday morning at four.30am he was informed his father didn’t make it out of the mosque alive.
Nabi mentioned that docs at Christchurch Hospital informed him that anybody who was not listed on the hospital, was possible nonetheless within the mosque.
He mentioned he may use 1,000,000 phrases to explain his father.
“He was a person with lots of skills … and knowledge he shared to make use of as life expertise.
“He is a really humble man who has helped lots of people.”
Omar Nabi mentioned his father could be buried however he wish to take him again to Afghanistan.
DESPERATE WAIT FOR NEWS
Many households are ready for information of lacking family members, together with a Three-year-old boy, following the fear assault.
Abdi Ibrahim was on the Deans Ave mosque along with his father and Three-year-old brother, Mucad Ibrahim, when the capturing began.
He bought out of the mosque as quick as he may, whereas he father pretended he was useless after he was shot, then fled. No-one had seen Mucad because the capturing, his brother mentioned.
Two Cashmere Excessive College college students, brothers Zaid and Hamza Mustafa, had been injured within the capturing and brought to hospital.
Amna Ali final spoke to her husband, Syed Jahandad Ali, on Friday morning and has not heard from him since. One among his colleagues informed her that they had left work at 1pm on Friday to go to the Deans Ave mosque.
Zuhair Darwish’s brother, Kamel Darwish, attended the mosque throughout the capturing and is lacking.
He mentioned he went to the Deans Ave cordon when the incident unfolded and police directed him to Christchurch Hospital, however his brother wasn’t there, so he returned to the cordon.
One of many pioneers of the Muslim Affiliation of Canterbury is amongst these feared useless following Friday’s terrorist assault.
Abdelfattah Qasem, 59, the affiliation’s former secretary, has not been seen since a gunman entered the Majid Al-noor on Deans Ave.
Qasem, who was born in Palestine, was thought of an elder of the Muslim neighborhood in Christchurch.
He’s listed as lacking on-line and Stuff has spoken to individuals who had been within the mosque throughout the capturing and noticed him gravely injured.
Muslim Affiliation of Canterbury president Shagaf Khan mentioned on Saturday afternoon that police had but to offer an inventory of these whose our bodies remained on the mosque.
Pink Cross has began a missing persons list.