Thirty-five victims of a massacre at an Istanbul nightclub carried out by a lone gunman in the early hours of Sunday have been identified, with 24 of them being foreign nationals and 11 Turkish citizens, DHA has reported.
At slightly after 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day, a man wielding a Kalashnikov rifle reportedly killed a policeman and a civilian outside the entrance to the popular Reina nightclub and blazed his way into the club, randomly shooting at some of the hundreds of revelers bringing in the new year.
Thirty-nine people died at the scene in total, while 69 were injured.Of the 25 male and 14 female victims of the slaughter, seven were Saudi Arabian, two Indian, one from Canada, one from Syria, one from Israel, two Tunisians, 4 from Iraq, one Lebanese and one from Belgium.Eleven were Turkish citizens.
The Institute of Forensic Medicine (ATK) is working to identify the remaining four foreigners killed in the rampage.
Leanne Nasser, 19, an Israeli citizen, was among the dead, according to the Israeli Foreign Ministry, which said she was visiting the club with three friends from her home village of Tira, in central Israel.
This new video footage shows how the assailant got into the Reina nightclub by killing people at the entrance.