The New Zealand Earthquake was bad, but the aftershocks were doing damage too!
New Zealand authorities have warned that about a third of the buildings in Central Christchurch will have to be demolished and rebuilt after the recent earthquake. Hundreds of homes which were also damaged in the 6.3 magnitude tremor may also have to be pulled down.
The New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, said that the country was facing its biggest ever tragedy when the death toll rose to one hundred and forty four. As the rescue efforts enter their fifth night, only bodies are being found.
There were hope that two hundred missing people would be found alive, but these hopes are now fading. In the last 72 hours, no survivors have been found in the rubble in Christchurch. It is believed by officials that up to twenty two bodies might be buried under the rubble of Christchurch Cathedral and at least one hundred and twenty people are thought to have been killed in the CTV office block when it collapsed.
In the panic of all this commotion, builder Carl Sockton managed to pull out his bride Emma Howard from the office building. But he didn’t just pull her out of the rubble, the 43 year old all so pulled out six other lives from the collapsed office building.
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