New Zealand Earthquake: Aftershocks Rock Christchurch on 'Darkest Day'

The confirmed death toll from Tuesday's magnitude-6.3 quake centered near Christchurch, New Zealand, rose to 75, and officials said it was almost sure to climb further. Some 300 people were listed as missing. "There are bodies littering the streets, they are trapped in cars, crushed under rubble and where they are clearly deceased our focus ... has turned to the living," police Superintendent Russell Gibson told the Associated Press. Prime Minister John Key said at a news conference that 75...Full Story
Commenting on this article is closed.