Tuesday, February 22, 2011
At least 65 people have died in an earthquake that hit New Zealand's second city Christchurch, amid fears the death toll could rise.
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday that the initial report indicates 65 casualties in the quake, AFP reported.
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook Christchurch, damaging some buildings, streets and water mains across the southern city.
According to US Geological Survey, the first struck occurred at 2351 GMT on Monday and was followed by a 5.6 magnitude aftershock 15 minutes later.'
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