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6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Christchurch, New Zealand

22 Feb

News

Another earthquake hits Christchurch, New Zealand today just when the tourist city had recovered from its last earthquake. This time there were devastating casualties. 65 people were reported dead, 35 workers were trapped in two major buildings while two people were missing in the Cathedral. Several major landmarks in Christchurch were reported badly damaged, among them the ever popular Cathedral. Latest news update – at least 100 people remained trapped in collapsed buildings and the death toll could reach 200 – 300 people.

Christchurch Airport was closed. For those travelling to Christchurch, check with your travel agencies and country consulate for further advise on travel plans.

Our support and prayers go to our friends in New Zealand.

Source

NZHerald

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Posted by on February 22, 2011 in New Zealand, News, Travel

 

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