Saturday, September 4, 2010

7.0 Earthquake rocks Christchurch in New Zealand

7.0 Earthquake rocks Christchurch in New Zealand
A CURFEW has been imposed in Christchurch, New Zealand after a major earthquake caused extensive damage in the nation's second-largest city, Sky News Australia reported today.
Residents in the city of 372,600 were ordered to stay inside between 7pm tonight and 7am tomorrow as authorities battle to restore water, power and phone services in the devastated city.
About 80 police officers were being sent from Auckland to the South Island to help with law enforcement amid reports of mounting frustration, fighting, serious back logs at petrol stations and traffic jams as people try to leave the city, news website reported.
Residents were evacuated from some areas because of disrupted power and water supplies, and an official state of emergency has been declared

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