Police release more names of people confirmed dead
Police release more names
Police have released the
names of seven more people confirmed dead following the
Christchurch earthquake. They are:
• Joan Dorothy WIELD,
• Graham WIELD, 77
• Matthew Stuart McEACHEN,
• Neil Glyn STOCKER, 58
LUANGSURAPEESAKUL, 32, of Thailand
• Scott William
Emerson LUCY, 38
• Dr Maysoon Mahdi ABBAS, 61
total number of confirmed dead is 163.
Hoyle says high visibility patrols have continued, with
nearly a hundred staff out last night in the eastern suburbs
of the city.
He says it is important that people in
Christchurch know normal police work is continuing as usual,
and people should contact police if they need
Superintendent Hoyle says a sign that things are
starting to return to normal was highlighted by the arrest
of ten drunk drivers
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