BREAKING : Terrorist attack nightclub

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– Florida authorities have declared a state of emergency after a terrorist attack that killed 50 at a gay nightclub in Orlando,

– About 53 other people sustained injury and doctors are pleading to the public to donate blood for their treatment

A terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando has resulted in the death of about 50 people, Independent has reported.

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About 50 people were killed at the nightclub while 53 others sustained injury
The report further said about 53 others were injured in the attack carried out at Pulse nightclub and described as the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States.

Florida authorities have declared a state of emergency, just as Buddy Dyer, Orlando’s mayor, announced the casualties.

“We are dealing with something we never imagined.

“Because of the scale I have called Governor Scott to request a state of emergency and we are issuing a state of emergency in the city,” Dryer said.

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The attacker has been identified as Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old from Port St. Lucie, Florida and whose family is from Afghanistan.

Mateen is believed to have been born in the United States.

The police said the attacker was fully prepared for the act as he had an assault rifle and handgun.

He was shot dead after his attack, the report stated.

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Michael Cheatham, a surgeon with Orlando Health, was quoted as saying local hospitals had implemented a mass casualty plan after the shooting and spent the day operating on a number of victims.

He also asked people to donate blood to the victims of the attack.

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Published on: January 3, 2023. at: 19:56
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