No signs of life in buildings searched this morning in ChCh
No signs of life in buildings searched this
morning in Christchurch
USSAR teams have
this morning investigated two reports of possible survivors
in two buildings in central Christchurch but after careful
searching, including using the search dogs and technical
equipment, have found no evidence of life.
buildings were in Gloucester St and Chancery Lane. USAR
teams continue to search the central city using a grid
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