Update ChristChurch Cathedral 12:05pm, 25/2/11
Update ChristChurch Cathedral
12:05pm, Friday 25th February 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011 by canterburyearthquake
Cathedral Engineers will this morning begin work required at
ChristChurch Cathedral to prepare for the eventual safe
removal of deceased persons.
Loose and insecure masonry
will be carefully removed from the site of the damaged
cathedral to enable USAR teams to safely search through the
Two cranes will be used for the work, which
engineers describe as delicate, difficult and likely to take
quite some time.
Engineers will be on site at all times to
direct the work. Dean of Christchurch, the Very Rev Peter
Beck will be available to speak to media later in the
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