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Jumat, 25 Februari 2011

Earthquake in New Zealand

Christchurch - The death toll from 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand continues to grow. Until now, local government record death toll rose to 103 people.

"Until now, a total of 102 fatalities were confirmed dead ... the number of victims of the 228 people missing," said the New Zealand Civil Defence Minister, John Carter, as reported by AFP on Friday (25/02/2011).

However, moments later the local police called the number grew to 103 dead. Inspector Russell Gibson stated, this amount still will grow to see the increasing number of bodies that had pulled from the rubble of destroyed by an earthquake on 22 February this.

"No attempt penyelematan at night, but the number of victims continues to rise, currently at number 103," says Gibson told TVNZ.

6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred on Tuesday (22 / 2) yesterday at noon, when people are active outdoors. The quake was very destructive because the epicenter is only as deep as 4 kilometers. Many buildings collapsed and even destroyed by this earthquake.

The second powerful earthquake in the last five months a grim experience for the citizens of New Zealand. Many victims are trapped up to now still waiting for evacuation. It is unclear how their condition. (detikNews)

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