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Earthquake rocks New Zealand’s South Island

More than a hundred feared dead in the city of Christchurch

More than 100 people are feared dead in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand following a 6.3-magnitude earthquake. Rescue workers are working to save people trapped under the rubble, but so far, at least 65 people have been confirmed dead, as a series of aftershocks continued to shake the city of 400,000. Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has declared a state of emergency and ordered people to evacuate the city. It is the second tremor in six months to hit the city, and the worst natural disaster to hit New Zealand in 80 years.

BBC News

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