11 names released following Christchurch earthquake
11 names released following Christchurch
Police have this evening confirmed the
identities of a further 11 people who died in the
ANOBA, 26 (female), of the Philippines
Heidi Julie BERG,
36 (female), of Christchurch
Yuki HASUMOTO, 22 (female),
Tomoki ISHIKURO, 19 (male), of Japan
KIKUDA, 19 (female), of Japan
De LI, 18 (male), of
Wanju LI, 44 (female), of China
Emi MURAKAMI, 19
(female), of Japan
Saya SAKUDA, 19 (female), of
Yurika UCHIHIRA, 19 (female), of Japan
YOKOTA, 19 (female), of Japan
This brings the total
number of names released to 140.
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
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