26 Feb '11, 3am

One-third of quake-hit Christchurch faces demolition

One-third of quake-hit Christchurch faces demolition

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - New Zealand said Saturday one-third of Christchurch's city centre faces demolition after an earthquake killed at least 123, and warned it may be unable to host the Rugby World Cup. Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee urged the stricken city to be "realistic" about holding World Cup matches in September and October after the 6.3-magnitude quake caused widespread damage, including to the rugby stadium. "To lose the Rugby World Cup from Christchurch would be a massive blow," Brownlee told TVNZ. "I don't want to see it happen but we've got to be realistic about the prospect." Rugby-mad Christchurch, New Zealand's second-largest city, is one of the main venues for the seven-week competition, and is slated to hold two quarter-finals on October 8 and 9. But Tuesday's quake reduced much of the city centre and some suburbs into ruins. Although St...

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straitstimes.com 26 Feb '11, 11pm

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