A street in Christchurch cordoned off after the earthquake
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New Zealander's 'count lucky stars' amid aftershocks

A series of strong aftershocks from a September earthquake has rattled Christchurch in New Zealand on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, cutting power and damaging buildings.

There have been no reports of injuries, but central parts of the city have been cordoned off.

Speaking from Christchurch, Radio New Zealand's Ian Telfer told the BBC it was only by pure luck that no-one was injured.

  • 26 Dec 2010
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