08 Mar '11, 5am

Due to last month's deadly quake that hit NZ, some places were so badly damaged that they might have to be abandoned

Due to last month's deadly quake that hit NZ, some places were so badly damaged that they might have to be abandoned

Debris is piled up as the clean-up operation continues outside of Christchurch Cathedral. Some parts of Christchurch were so badly damaged that they will have to be abandoned, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said. -- PHOTO: AFP WELLINGTON - CHRISTCHURCH was so badly damaged in last month's deadly earthquake that parts of New Zealand's second largest city will have to be abandoned, Prime Minister John Key said on Tuesday. Mr Key confirmed 10,000 homes faced demolition after the 6.3-magnitude tremor which is believed to have claimed more than 200 lives, warning that rebuilding would not be possible in some areas. 'We simply don't know,' he told Radio New Zealand when asked which parts of the city would be deserted. 'We know there's been substantial liquefaction damage. 'It's a statement of fact that there will be some properties that can't be rebuilt... the question is w...

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