Australia High Commission in S'pore lowers flags to half-mast to honour victims of Sydney knife attack

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The Australian High Commission in Singapore is commemorating the victims of a rare knife attack at a shopping centre in Sydney on Apr. 13.

Six people were murdered before the assailant, who has been named by New South Wales (NSW) Police as 40-year-old Joel Cauchi, was shot by police officer, Amy Scott, putting an end to his rampage.

11 other victims, including a nine-month-old baby, were taken to hospital for treatment.

Flags at half-mast

In an Instagram post on Apr. 15, the High Commission shared a photograph of the Australian, Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Island flags being flown at half-mast.

The three flags at the Australian High Commission in Singapore. Image from @australiainsg/Instagram.

In the caption, it said the lowering of the flags was to "honour the victims".

"Australia grieves together as one, as we mourn with those who lost loved ones, pray for the recovery of those injured and pay tribute to the bravery of those who responded."

The High Commission joins

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