25 Feb '11, 12am

No signs of life as NZ quake toll rises to 113

Police said 113 bodies had been retrieved from the rubble and were lying in a temporary morgue, without updating the figure of 228 listed as missing. -- PHOTO: REUTERS CHRISTCHURCH - RESCUERS scouring Christchurch's earthquake-devastated ruins for survivors said there were no signs of life on Friday, as the death toll climbed to 113. 'These are very, very dark days for New Zealand,' Prime Minister John Key said, adding that rescue crews refused to give up hope people remained alive in the debris three days after Tuesday's 6.3 magnitude quake. 'We need a bit a bit of luck to try and find a few people that may still have survived this earthquake and are still trapped in those buildings,' he told Radio New Zealand. Police said 113 bodies had been retrieved from the rubble and were lying in a temporary morgue, without updating the figure of 228 listed as missing. 'There have b...

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