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New Zealand: Fears after Christchurch cathedral tower collapse

A state of emergency has been declared in Christchurch in New Zealand after an earthquake struck the city.

At least 65 people are reported to have died, while others are trapped in the debris of ruined buildings.

One of the badly damaged buildings was Christchurch Cathedral.

The Dean, Peter Beck, speaking to BBC 5 live, said the tower has collapsed, and he fears people may have been inside.

  • 22 Feb 2011
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