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Flowers have been left outside Christchurch hospital where most of the injured are being cared for. Some family members are sitting in the park opposite hugging one another. There are numerous cordons in place after it was revealed the hospital itself was a target of the terror cell. Armed police are stationed outside the main entrance to the hospital, along with hospital security staff.
At Hagley Park a priest and Salvation Army workers are approaching people including journalists handing out food and water and providing a shoulder to cry on. This is horrifically sad. People are still, silent.