22 Feb '11, 6am

New Zealand earthquake leaves 65 dead

New Zealand earthquake leaves 65 dead

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand: A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday killed 65 people and trapped dozens more under flattened buildings in New Zealand's most devastating tremor in 80 years. Frantic rescuers and bystanders dug for survivors and thousands of panicked residents rushed into the streets of Christchurch, just six months after a 7.0 quake weakened buildings in the southern city of 340,000. Prime Minister John Key warned the death toll was likely to rise after the earthquake, which struck at lunchtime as streets were thronged with shoppers, and turned the city centre into a rubble-strewn war zone. "The death toll I have at the moment is 65 and that may rise. So it's an absolute tragedy for this city, for New Zealand, for the people that we care so much about," Key told TVNZ. "It's a terrifying time for the people of Canterbury," he said, referring to the regi...

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