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The Funerals Are Starting

TV New Zealand’s Live Updates

To recap: 12.30pm
– strong winds are expected to bring warm blustery conditions, making the clean up more difficult
– a series of aftershocks have rattled the city
– more helicopters have taken to the skies to assess building damage
– work continues on identifying victims
– the student army and Federated Farmers are calling for volunteers
– Civil Defence says the operational response has transitioned seamlessly into the new working week
– 55,000 properties remain without water
– fuel supplies are returning to normal

There have been 148 confirmed deaths, with nearly 200 still missing. The first funeral, for a child, was held today. No more survivors have been found since last Wednesday [local time].

February 27, 2011   2 Comments