|arya||Date: Monday, 14-November-2016, 8:34 AM | Message # 1|
The authorities in New Zealand have confirmed there have been casualties in the powerful earthquake that struck the South Island around 90 kilometres north of Christchurch.
Prime Minister John Key has said two people were killed. Shortly earlier the police spoke of one victim.
The epicentre and of the 7.8 magnitude quake and the region that bore the brunt were north of Christchurch on the South Island, where there were reports of injuries and collapsed buildings.