Search Continues for Earthquake Survivors

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - More than 225 people are still missing in the aftermath of Tuesday's devastating earthquake in
Christchurch, New Zealand.

The known death toll stands at 123.

Thousands of survivors are scrambling to get by without basic
services like water, power, and sanitation.

Christchurch's mayor says 780 portable toilets have been installed around the city, and hundreds more are on the way.

Without water service, people are unable to bathe or do laundry.

One survivor who took a break from shoveling sludge from her garage chuckled that you shouldn't stand too close to anyone.

Another complication is the relentless aftershocks from the quake.

Many people worried about the stability of their homes have been forced to sleep in their cars or tents.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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