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New Zealand puts quake toll at 98, many more missing

The Chicago Tribune, 24 February 2011
Publié le : 24 février 2011
 Adrian Bathgate 
"CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - New Zealand rescuers said on Thursday they held grave fears for more than 200 people still missing as the death toll from an earthquake reached 98 after searchers pulled dozens of bodies from a Christchurch television building now turned into a tomb.

"Teams from quake-prone countries such as Japan and the United States sent in sniffer dogs and lowered microphones into piles of rubble to probe for signs of life, two days after a 6.3 magnitude quake struck the country's second-biggest city.

""It's a dreadful, dreadful day, it's a hard day for the search and rescue people because everybody is full of hope we can find people in the rubble," said city Mayor Bob Parker as rescue teams failed to find any sign of life."

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