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Death toll rises in New Zealand earthquake

Death toll rises in New Zealand earthquake

At least 75 people are now known to have died following the earthquake in New Zealand.

The quake, which measured 6.3 in magnitude, struck the city of Christchurch at 12.51 p.m. on Monday.

Around 300 people are feared missing after many buildings collapsed.

Rescue efforts are continuing with people still being pulled alive from the rubble.

Among the buildings damaged was the city’s Cathedral where the landmark spire collapsed.

Prime Minister Key said: “We may be witnessing New Zealand’s darkest day.”

The Queen sent a message of support to the country in which she said she was “utterly shocked” by the disaster.


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