Christchurch earthquake - Death toll passes 100
Christchurch earthquake - Death toll passes
25 February, 2011 - 03:10
The death toll
from the Christchurch Earthquake is now 102 and this figure
is still expected to rise.
The list of people who are
unaccounted for, and where there is significant concern that
they are in the CBD, remains around 200. It is likely that a
large number of those who have died will be on that list but
that cross-matching can only be carried out once there have
been formal identifications.
An American Urban Search and
Rescue Team has now arrived in New Zealand to join teams
from New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and
China. A team from the UK is also en route and once they
arrive there will be nearly 700 USAR teams and civil defence
volunteers working on the rescue
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