STORM LASHES NZ QUAKE ZONE

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

CHRISTCHURCH: Rain and strong winds bat­tered cen­tral New Zealand yes­ter­day, threat­en­ing fur­ther dam­age just days af­ter a pow­er­ful earth­quake killed two peo­ple and dev­as­tated parts of the coun­try’s South Is­land with huge land­slides. He­li­copter evac­u­a­tions of tourists and res­i­dents from the quake-hit town of Kaik­oura yes­ter­day had been dis­rupted due to the bad weather, min­istry of civil de­fence emer­gency man­age­ment di­rec­tor Sarah Stu­art-Black said. In Welling­ton, more build­ings were evac­u­ated as en­gi­neers as­sessed the dam­age. – Reuters

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