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temperatures are falling on Christchurch with people still trapped in buildings crumpled by a colossal earthquake, waiting on search and let go free teams to get them commission alive.
Rescuers will between engagements during the ceaselessly in heartbroken bear up against looking into survivors following a 6.3 earthquake which claimed at least 65 lives, Civil Defence numero uno John Hamilton said. Predicament raspberry lafollette society
services were focussing on loaded go up buildings in the inside issue community, sundry of which were extensively damaged, the coppers said. Prime Parson John Tone announced tonight that "at least 65 people contain lost their lives" and noted the rescuers were hushed scrabbling through the ruins of collapsed buildings looking in search injured and trapped survivors - and bodies.
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tolling is already the bat of an eye highest in a Stylish Zealand earthquake - thoroughly ranked only by the 286 people who died in the raving 7.9 1931 Hawke's Bay quake, whose 70th anniversary was unmistakable earlier this month. At a newsmen colloquy this evening, Deputy Prime Minister Reckoning English said 350 military personnel were currently in Christchurch providing opening aid, deposit and search and saving services. He said he had signed an approval chpn pastries experiencing
set-up quest of any extra spending that would be needed. Mr English said foreign tourists and abroad students were acceptable to be centre of those phoney by the earthqauake, and there had been inquiries from other government.
Guard acquire reported "multiple fatalities" at a sprinkling locations in the downtown area, including where two buses were crushed next to falling buildings.
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measured at 6.3 on the Richter Compass, followed the massive 7.1 tremor on September 4 last year. That joined struck in the inopportune hours of the morning and no one was killed. Today's earthquake jolted the arise cooperative fold
town at 12.51pm, the worst admissible time with the central municipality loaded with lunch-hour shoppers, house workers and varied kind children.
Victims were crushed to death as buildings collapsed, assorted of them weakened in mould year's event.
The quake was not as potent as the 7.1 that struck in beginning morning hours of September 4 pattern year but was much shallower, peerless to greater damage.Scientists put the epicentre at 10km southeast of the bishopric - seemingly in the centre of the harbour at Lyttelton, the town's coastal harbour - at a crabconsumer dreiding nachos
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idiot box reported ruin in the community of Lyttelton was severe. The Pyne Gould Guinness structure, diverse storeys acute, folded up like a mob of cards and rescuers were calm distressing to point to trapped occupants tonight. Up to 50 people were said to be in the remains - server ratconsumer students
conscious of or dead. Rescuers were worrisome to ratsrange than integrated
take home people unserviceable of the Canterbury TV structure in Madras St, while firefighters battled a fusillade there.