NZ quake death toll rises to 92 – PM


The death toll from the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand’s second biggest city, stands at about 92 and could rise substantially, Prime Minister John Key told Sky News television on Thursday.

“The indications we’re getting from the police is that the loss of life could be more substantial than anyone of us had ever dreamed of,” Key said.

“They’ve been in touch with a couple of hundred families who have clearly indicated that they have a loved one missing and police have every reason to believe those people may be fatalities.”

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