Families hold funerals for victims of Istanbul nightclub attack

Those killed were celebrating the New Year at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul on Sunday.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Relatives attend the funeral of victims of an attack by a gunman at Reina nightclub, in Istanbul, Turkey, January 1, 2017.

Updated Jan 3, 2017

More funerals were held for the victims of the shooting at a popular Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people and injured 69 on Sunday.

Among the dead were many foreign nationals, including Saudis, Iraqis, Indians, Tunisians and visitors from France, Syria, Israel and Belgium.

Families are receiving the bodies of their loved ones to be repatriated to their home countries as the search for the gunman continues.

TRT World’s Soraya Lennie has more from Istanbul.