One dead, two fight for their lives after Mosque attack

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Two people are fighting for their lives following a Mosque attack in which one person was killed in Verulam, north of Durban.

Reports indicate that three Egyptian nationals attacked people with knives and set fire to the mosque on Old Main Road in Ottawa.

Police have launched a manhunt for the suspects.

Reaction Unit South Africa’s Spokesperson, Prem Balram says, “There were two injured victims in the forecourt in front of the mosque. One was bleeding profusely from a slit through his neck.”

Balram says the victim’s jugular vein was severed.

“Paramedics were called immediately to the scene. Whilst they were attending to these victims, we noticed the building was on fire. We made an attempt to put out the fire and we noticed from the 2nd floor of the mosque, a third victim had jumped to the ground. He was also covered in blood and his throat was also slit. We then got him medical attention. The three were rushed off to local hospitals and one passed on a short while later.

The other two are in a critical condition and are fighting for their lives,” says Balram.

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