New Zealand Quake: 75 Dead, 300 Missing
Number of people pulled out alive is shrinking
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2011 7:22 PM CST
Kent Manning, left, 15, and sister Libby, 18, react with their father, who asked not to identified, after they were told by police that there was no hope of finding their mother alive in a collapsed building.   (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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(Newser) – New Zealand continues the frantic hunt for survivors from today's 6.3-magnitude earthquake in Christchurch. The death toll is at 75, with another 300 missing. About 120 people have been pulled alive from the rubble, but the numbers are dwindling. "There is incredible carnage right throughout the city," said a police official. "There are bodies littering the streets, they are trapped in cars and crushed under rubble." More at the BBC and AP.

 

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