Peter Symms, rescued from a collapsed cinema in Christchurch
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New Zealand quake: Peter Symms praised his rescuers

A British man who survived an earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, has praised the "brave men" who rescued him and his wife.

Peter Symms, a retired lecturer from the Scottish Borders, was in a cinema when the 6.3-magnitude quake hit on 22 February.

Speaking from his hospital bed, Mr Symms described the moment his wife escaped the collapsed building and went for help.

  • 28 Feb 2011
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