I have managed to contact my friends in christchurch and they are ok.. thank goodness..
recently updated news.. 75 confirmed dead.. others still trapped, however they had an unconfirmed report of 15 people trapped but still alive in one of the severely damaged buildings.. this has proven to be incorrect and it's believed there are no more survivors in the CTV building now.
300 people still unlocated.. that could be more to do with communications than missing.. presumed dead.
will update as more comes to hand..
Amazing response from Aust/Taiwan/USA/UK etc.. all sending help.. and we need all the help we can get.
The problem with communication ... is the illusion that it has been accomplished. ~George Bernard Shaw
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