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Scores Killed in New Zealand Earthquake

Posted By Pratap007 on Feb 22, 2011   FROM: time.com report abuse
Scores Killed in New Zealand Earthquake

A powerful earthquake struck one of New Zealand's biggest cities Tuesday at the height of a busy workday, toppling tall buildings and churches, crushing buses and killing at least 65 people in one of the country's worst natural disasters.

It was the second major quake to hit Christchurch, a city of 350,000, in five months, though Tuesday's 6.3-magnitude temblor caused far more destruction than a more powerful September quake that struck before dawn on a weekend.

"It is a just a scene of utter devastation," Prime Minister John Key said after rushing to the city within hours of the quake.

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