SUVA, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama sent his condolences on Friday to the victims of the mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand's city of Christchurch.
"As news of a mass shooting at mosques in Christchurch unfolds, Fijian hearts are breaking for our brothers and sisters in New Zealand, a place where an atrocity of this nature is shocking and almost beyond comprehension," he said.
He said the Fijian people stand with their Pacific family in this time of suffering and sadness, and they condemn all forms of hatred and terror.
Fiji will be working closely with the New Zealand authorities to monitor the welfare of Fijians in Christchurch and will provide updates as they are made available.
At least 49 people were confirmed dead in the terrorist shootings in Christchurch on Friday afternoon and four suspects were arrested by New Zealand police.
A Fijian man was believed to be one of the victims who was shot during the attacks, according to local media reports.